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  • 00:00
    Arts and Culture

    The RTD documentary profiles passionate exponents of Russian culture working to popularise it internationally. The love for Russian art, ballet and music bring together people and countries, connecting them through inspiration and beauty despite political differences, just like when Diaghilev’s Les Saisons Russes was first held in France.

  • 01:00
    Professions

    The reindeer herders of the Yamal tundra live in rawhide tents like their ancestors did hundreds of years ago and have hardly any contact with the outside world. However, when they urgently need medical treatment, they must rely on air rescue helicopters for their very survival.

  • 01:30
    Personalities

    A stranger in his homeland and a stranger in his adopted country, a former Soviet soldier had to stay in Afghanistan for 29 years after being captured by the Mujahideen and made to fight on the side of his country's enemy. In this film, he finally comes back to his native land, but is he welcomed?

  • 02:00
    Society

    Child prostitution in Kenya has reached a shocking level. Extreme poverty and sex tourism lead to the sexual exploitation of children on a massive scale. RT Doc investigates what is being done about the problem and who profits from it.

  • 02:30
    Meeting with Nature

    In the Never Furget documentary, scientists, travellers and nature enthusiasts explore the fate of the harp seal population of the White Sea in the Arctic. Years of hunting, global warming, and food shortages has put the harp seal population on the brink of extinction. So what future awaits the cute seal pups, and if they have one? Find out in our film.

  • 03:00
    Society

    In Iraq, the family is sacred, but can it take the strain? RTD follows Omar, a Russian-Iraqi, on a family visit to his father’s homeland. Omar's quest is to reunite a clan that once numbered four hundred members, but has been torn apart by sectarianism, regime change and emigration. In the process, he learns what conflict can do to the strongest of family ties.

  • 03:30
    Tested On Mr.Brown

    Learn about the demanding profession of a lumberjack with James Brown who travels deep into the woods to meet the people who supply Russia with 2.5 million trees a year.

  • 04:00
  • 04:15
    Sport

    By joining an aero club and taking to the skies, these men are fulfilling a childhood dream. RTD joins them as they practice their loops and turns for a closely fought aerobatics competition.

  • 04:30
    Human Rights

    Brick factories in Bangladesh are where modern-day slavery thrives. Men, women and children of all ages make bricks by hand, risking their health and lives. ‘They treat us like dogs,’ says one brickyard worker. With its 160 million population, Bangladesh is undergoing a rapid urbanisation programme and construction boom driving demand for cheap building materials. This is a rare glimpse into Bangladeshi brick production, with workers sharing how it feels to be a slave in the 21st century.

  • 04:45
  • 05:00
    Society

    The shooting of Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, unleashed a wave of mass protests that shook the whole of the US. His death was the catalyst that set off an already highly explosive atmosphere in the town. RTD visits Ferguson to hear what its residents have to say about the issues in their community.

  • 06:00
    Travel and Adventure

    Russia's icebreakers are a reliable and indispensable addition to any trans-Arctic ocean voyage. Join RT as we team up with the crew of one of these amazing nuclear-powered vessels as it traverses the top of the world.

  • 06:30
  • 07:00
    Sport

    To them, boxing is more than just a sport: it gives freedom, empowerment and the confidence to stand up for themselves. They're the students of Karachi’s first boxing school for girls. Training here, they feel better able to protect themselves but more than that, they also know they achieve more than what their conservative society expects of them.

  • 07:30
    Arts and Culture

    Who needs art in wartime? The Syrian conflict made artists redundant. With RTD, meet those who are fighting for humanity with their own weapons: a street dancer who dares people to live out their dreams. A conscript who sculpted a tunnel where rebels made missiles. And a jazz orchestra conductor who came back to his homeland to realise his creative ideas.

  • 08:00
    Politics

    Throughout the years, the US government has closely partnered with Hollywood to further its political agenda. If national interests so required, American film studios were eager to rewrite history, portray former allies as enemies, promote unsavory political decisions, and even blacklist its actors and screenwriters for their views. A new facet of the dream factory comes to light.

  • 08:30
    Health

    Lalit has lived all his life covered with excessive hair due to a faulty gene. He was bullied and resented. Hulya had to endure 20 operations during her childhood because her feet were too weak, and she kept falling. Danil’s genetic disorder stopped him from growing at a young age. How do these people come to accept themselves for who they are and lead a happy life?

  • 09:00
    Society

    In 1994, over a million people were killed in Rwanda when members of the Hutu tribe began to slaughter their Tutsi neighbours. Over 20 years on, citizens work every day to prevent the deadly schism from reopening in their society and everyone simply calls themselves Rwandan. RTD visits the first ever ballet school in Rwanda, where the young dancers strive to realise their dreams and give their country something better to be famous for than genocide.

  • 09:30
    This is China Series

    High up in the Himalayas, herds of yak still graze on Tibet’s plateaux. RTD crosses this starkly beautiful landscape to visit a herder’s family home. A journey to discover a unique way of life, and how Tibetans are taking advantage of economic opportunities without losing their culture.

  • 10:00
    Health

    Autism is a much-misunderstood condition. Doctors are unclear of the causes, however it can affect, in some way, one-in-six of us. The most severe cases of autism see intelligent people unable to socialize or communicate successfully.

  • 10:30
  • 11:30
    Health

    About 35% of people recovering from COVID suffer some form of after-effects. They complain of hair loss, loss of vision, joint pains, fatigue, or even heart attack. In the USA, they call these people post-COVID “long haulers,” and they’ve created an online community. There are thousands of members who carefully collect data on COVID after-effects. The group hope their online findings will help doctors document all the side effects and offer patients better treatment.

  • 12:00
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    The Future is Now

    Eternal life might not be attainable in the near future, but genetic engineers and doctors are working on new life extension technology. The research could lead to keeping our bodies young, and scientists are developing ways of downloading our brain’s consciousness onto digital media once the body is at the end of its life cycle.

  • 12:30
  • 12:45
    Sport

    By joining an aero club and taking to the skies, these men are fulfilling a childhood dream. RTD joins them as they practice their loops and turns for a closely fought aerobatics competition.

  • 13:00
    Human Rights

    Brick factories in Bangladesh are where modern-day slavery thrives. Men, women and children of all ages make bricks by hand, risking their health and lives. ‘They treat us like dogs,’ says one brickyard worker. With its 160 million population, Bangladesh is undergoing a rapid urbanisation programme and construction boom driving demand for cheap building materials. This is a rare glimpse into Bangladeshi brick production, with workers sharing how it feels to be a slave in the 21st century.

  • 13:15
  • 13:30
    In the Army Now

    Anna and Pavel join Russian paratroopers in Novorossiysk – a Hero City on the shores of the Black Sea. They want to test several myths, such as whether every paratrooper gets a special tattoo, and whether it’s possible to parachute out of a plane inside an armoured assault vehicle.

  • 14:00
    Arts and Culture

    The RTD documentary profiles passionate exponents of Russian culture working to popularise it internationally. The love for Russian art, ballet and music bring together people and countries, connecting them through inspiration and beauty despite political differences, just like when Diaghilev’s Les Saisons Russes was first held in France.

  • 15:00
    Society

    Child prostitution in Kenya has reached a shocking level. Extreme poverty and sex tourism lead to the sexual exploitation of children on a massive scale. RT Doc investigates what is being done about the problem and who profits from it.

  • 15:30
    Meeting with Nature

    In the Never Furget documentary, scientists, travellers and nature enthusiasts explore the fate of the harp seal population of the White Sea in the Arctic. Years of hunting, global warming, and food shortages has put the harp seal population on the brink of extinction. So what future awaits the cute seal pups, and if they have one? Find out in our film.

  • 16:00
    Society

    In Iraq, the family is sacred, but can it take the strain? RTD follows Omar, a Russian-Iraqi, on a family visit to his father’s homeland. Omar's quest is to reunite a clan that once numbered four hundred members, but has been torn apart by sectarianism, regime change and emigration. In the process, he learns what conflict can do to the strongest of family ties.

  • 16:30
  • 17:00
    Sport

    To them, boxing is more than just a sport: it gives freedom, empowerment and the confidence to stand up for themselves. They're the students of Karachi’s first boxing school for girls. Training here, they feel better able to protect themselves but more than that, they also know they achieve more than what their conservative society expects of them.

  • 17:30
    Arts and Culture

    Who needs art in wartime? The Syrian conflict made artists redundant. With RTD, meet those who are fighting for humanity with their own weapons: a street dancer who dares people to live out their dreams. A conscript who sculpted a tunnel where rebels made missiles. And a jazz orchestra conductor who came back to his homeland to realise his creative ideas.

  • 18:00
    Politics

    Throughout the years, the US government has closely partnered with Hollywood to further its political agenda. If national interests so required, American film studios were eager to rewrite history, portray former allies as enemies, promote unsavory political decisions, and even blacklist its actors and screenwriters for their views. A new facet of the dream factory comes to light.

  • 18:30
    Health

    Lalit has lived all his life covered with excessive hair due to a faulty gene. He was bullied and resented. Hulya had to endure 20 operations during her childhood because her feet were too weak, and she kept falling. Danil’s genetic disorder stopped him from growing at a young age. How do these people come to accept themselves for who they are and lead a happy life?

  • 19:00
    Society

    In 1994, over a million people were killed in Rwanda when members of the Hutu tribe began to slaughter their Tutsi neighbours. Over 20 years on, citizens work every day to prevent the deadly schism from reopening in their society and everyone simply calls themselves Rwandan. RTD visits the first ever ballet school in Rwanda, where the young dancers strive to realise their dreams and give their country something better to be famous for than genocide.

  • 19:30
    This is China Series

    High up in the Himalayas, herds of yak still graze on Tibet’s plateaux. RTD crosses this starkly beautiful landscape to visit a herder’s family home. A journey to discover a unique way of life, and how Tibetans are taking advantage of economic opportunities without losing their culture.

  • 20:00
    The Future is Now

    Eternal life might not be attainable in the near future, but genetic engineers and doctors are working on new life extension technology. The research could lead to keeping our bodies young, and scientists are developing ways of downloading our brain’s consciousness onto digital media once the body is at the end of its life cycle.

  • 20:30
  • 20:45
    Sport

    By joining an aero club and taking to the skies, these men are fulfilling a childhood dream. RTD joins them as they practice their loops and turns for a closely fought aerobatics competition.

  • 21:00
    Human Rights

    Brick factories in Bangladesh are where modern-day slavery thrives. Men, women and children of all ages make bricks by hand, risking their health and lives. ‘They treat us like dogs,’ says one brickyard worker. With its 160 million population, Bangladesh is undergoing a rapid urbanisation programme and construction boom driving demand for cheap building materials. This is a rare glimpse into Bangladeshi brick production, with workers sharing how it feels to be a slave in the 21st century.

  • 21:15
  • 21:30
    In the Army Now

    Anna and Pavel join Russian paratroopers in Novorossiysk – a Hero City on the shores of the Black Sea. They want to test several myths, such as whether every paratrooper gets a special tattoo, and whether it’s possible to parachute out of a plane inside an armoured assault vehicle.

  • 22:00
  • 23:00
    Vets & Pets

    In this episode, the dedicated professionals at the New Century veterinary clinic treat a horse that took a bad fall during training, help an abandoned dog with some serious health problems, and a take in a litter of puppies rescued from the side of the road. Even a beat-up racoon is given top-notch medical care. You’ll also learn a secret about horses that may shock you!

  • 23:30
    Health

    About 35% of people recovering from COVID suffer some form of after-effects. They complain of hair loss, loss of vision, joint pains, fatigue, or even heart attack. In the USA, they call these people post-COVID “long haulers,” and they’ve created an online community. There are thousands of members who carefully collect data on COVID after-effects. The group hope their online findings will help doctors document all the side effects and offer patients better treatment.

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