• 00:00
    In the Army Now

    Russian paratroopers aren’t called the “winged infantry” for nothing – their forte is surprising the enemy from above. Anna and Pavel join the servicemen at an airborne training complex for pre-jump training and to learn parachuting safety skills. 

  • 00:30
    History

    After decades of political antagonism with the West, the Soviet Union made its first Olympic appearance in the 1952 Summer Games in Helsinki.The USSR’s team shocked the world, leaving European countries and Australia in the dust, coming in second only to the USA. It was hard to believe that some of the gold medal winners had been wounded in World War II or nearly starved during the siege of Leningrad. A number had even survived multiple Nazi concentration camps. Often underweight and ill-equipped, these spirited young men and women ended up taking 20 Gold, 30 Silver, and 19 Bronze. Two of this legendary team’s members describe how they overcame hardships to achieve remarkable victories for their country.

  • 01:00
    Society
    Much like Romeo and Juliet, Indian couples who have married against their parents’ wishes often face violence or even death. This is where the ‘Love Commandos’ come in. This volunteer group helps young people in love stay together and enforce their legal rights despite societal norms.

  • 01:30
    The Silk Road Series

    The Great Silk Road once connected China with the Mediterranean, joining East and West. The Chinese government is now reviving the trade route with its ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative. Join us as we see how ancient trading centres, including X’ian, Lanzhou, Dunhuang, and QorGhas, are evolving into high-tech metropolises.

  • 02:00
    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.

  • 02:30
    Lifestyle

    Near Taos, New Mexico, you’ll find a sweeping plain dotted with odd-looking structures built nearly entirely from dirt and trash. This is not a large homeless camp or the set of a post-apocalyptic movie. It’s an off-grid subdivision dubbed the ‘Greater World Community,’ whose residents live in self-sufficient ‘Earthships’ and believe in “radical sustainability.”

  • 03:00
    Society

    The Favelas of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, are slums made up of self-built houses. Life here is largely controlled by criminal gangs. It’s the poorest members of society who live in the Favelas; they simply try to survive amid violent gunfights between drug lords and law enforcement.

  • 03:30
    Health

    This is a game in which the stake is human life. These people play with death. While the grim reaper stands at the head of the dying person’s bed, waiting for their final breath, volunteers from the Dutch “Ambulance Wish Foundation” arrive. They are prepared to fulfil any last wish of the patient. Completely free of charge! 

  • 04:00
    News Team

    Ilya Petrenko gets his first travel assignment : Baikonur, Kazakhstan. There, he’ll interview Russia's first female cosmonaut to go into space in 17 years. Meanwhile, Marina Kosareva returns to Moscow one last time to throw a going-away party before moving to London.

  • 04:30
    Society

    Some call it, “The Mine”, to others, it’s “the beast”, an infamous rubbish dump in Guatemala City, Central America’s biggest capital. For thousands of poor people it provides a livelihood. Raw sewage flows through the massive landfill and twice a year, floods cause deadly landslides.

  • 05:00
    In the Army Now

    Russian paratroopers aren’t called the “winged infantry” for nothing – their forte is surprising the enemy from above. Anna and Pavel join the servicemen at an airborne training complex for pre-jump training and to learn parachuting safety skills. 

  • 05:30
    Military and War

    As war rages on in Syria, many soldiers are badly wounded and have to face adjusting back to civilian life while overcoming disability. They’re forced to relearn simple tasks and have to work to provide for their families. Living a normal life is a daily struggle but they are determined to make it a happy one.

  • 06:00
    Crime and Terrorism

    Sinaloa isn’t just a state in Mexico; the word has become synonymous with a vicious gang, the CIA says it’s the most powerful drug cartel in the world. Life here is largely dependent on what the gangsters do, and so is death. Superficially the area appears quiet and steeped in quaint Latin charm, but it proved to be one of the most dangerous places an RTD crew has ever filmed.

  • 07:00
    Environment

    Europe’s super-trawlers have fished their own waters clean. Now, they have appeared to the south off the coast of Africa. One West African nation is ready to fight for its fish stocks. The government of Gabon has teamed up with a militant conservation group called the Sea Shepherd, whose members are notorious for employing extreme tactics to thwart marine poaching.

  • 08:00
    Arts & Culture

    For years, music was banned in Afghanistan as sinful, but now one school for children is planting the seeds for traditional Afghan music’s rebirth. Conservative views have left their mark, however, and the school and its young musicians face threats from some elements in society.

  • 08:30
    Military and War

    Mahmoud is an elementary school music teacher, Marei a bank software engineer. Both share the same dangerous pastime – defusing hidden explosives in their home town, Benghazi. ISIS left many Libyan cities littered with mines, bombs, and other improvised explosive devices. In Mine Country on RTD, these heroes risk life and limb to make the city safe for the children again.

  • 09:00
    Lifestyle

    In this behind the scenes look into the hooligan subculture, you’ll meet some of the individuals that join together and make a lifestyle out of brawling with rival hooligan gangs. They say they’re defending the honour of their city and its football club, but it would seem love of the fight trumps love of ‘the beautiful game’.

  • 09:30
    Health

    A skin-whitening trend is ravaging Senegalese women. Magazine and billboard ads display light-skinned models, insisting that this is what men want. Skin-lightening pills and creams can be easily bought everywhere, but pharmacists rarely warn the buyers of their possible catastrophic side effects. Though these products have long been banned in other countries, Senegalese women bent on flaunting a lighter skin shade don’t hesitate to use them.

  • 10:00
    The Silk Road Series

    The Great Silk Road once connected China with the Mediterranean, joining East and West. The Chinese government is now reviving the trade route with its ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative. Join us as we see how ancient trading centres, including X’ian, Lanzhou, Dunhuang, and QorGhas, are evolving into high-tech metropolises.

  • 10:30
    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.

  • 11:00
    Lifestyle

    Near Taos, New Mexico, you’ll find a sweeping plain dotted with odd-looking structures built nearly entirely from dirt and trash. This is not a large homeless camp or the set of a post-apocalyptic movie. It’s an off-grid subdivision dubbed the ‘Greater World Community,’ whose residents live in self-sufficient ‘Earthships’ and believe in “radical sustainability.”

  • 11:30
    Society

    The Favelas of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, are slums made up of self-built houses. Life here is largely controlled by criminal gangs. It’s the poorest members of society who live in the Favelas; they simply try to survive amid violent gunfights between drug lords and law enforcement.

  • 12:00
    News Team

    Ilya Petrenko gets his first travel assignment : Baikonur, Kazakhstan. There, he’ll interview Russia's first female cosmonaut to go into space in 17 years. Meanwhile, Marina Kosareva returns to Moscow one last time to throw a going-away party before moving to London.

  • 12:30
    Health

    This is a game in which the stake is human life. These people play with death. While the grim reaper stands at the head of the dying person’s bed, waiting for their final breath, volunteers from the Dutch “Ambulance Wish Foundation” arrive. They are prepared to fulfil any last wish of the patient. Completely free of charge! 

  • 13:00
    In the Army Now

    Russian paratroopers aren’t called the “winged infantry” for nothing – their forte is surprising the enemy from above. Anna and Pavel join the servicemen at an airborne training complex for pre-jump training and to learn parachuting safety skills. 

  • 13:30
    Society
    Much like Romeo and Juliet, Indian couples who have married against their parents’ wishes often face violence or even death. This is where the ‘Love Commandos’ come in. This volunteer group helps young people in love stay together and enforce their legal rights despite societal norms.

  • 14:00
    Society

    Café Sheroes, in the Indian city of Agra, is more than just a tea shop: it’s a place that brings acid attack victims together, helping young women start new lives after their faces have been ruined maliciously, often by unsuccessful suitors.

  • 14:30
    Society

    Some call it, “The Mine”, to others, it’s “the beast”, an infamous rubbish dump in Guatemala City, Central America’s biggest capital. For thousands of poor people it provides a livelihood. Raw sewage flows through the massive landfill and twice a year, floods cause deadly landslides.

  • 15:00
    Military and War

    As war rages on in Syria, many soldiers are badly wounded and have to face adjusting back to civilian life while overcoming disability. They’re forced to relearn simple tasks and have to work to provide for their families. Living a normal life is a daily struggle but they are determined to make it a happy one.

  • 15:30
    Environment

    For three decades, the picturesque and fertile land in the foothills of Italy’s Mount Vesuvius has been contaminated by toxic waste, illegally buried and burnt here by mafia gangs. The resulting pollution caused a dramatic increase in cancer among the local population, including children.

  • 16:00
    Professions

    In Israel, where serving in the army is compulsory, there is a special military unit whose sole task is to inform relatives when a soldier is killed in action. RT Doc meets some of the officers who knock on doors to deliver the most devastating news any parent can hear. They have come to be known as, Angels of Death.

  • 16:30
    Crime and Terrorism

    Sinaloa isn’t just a state in Mexico; the word has become synonymous with a vicious gang, the CIA says it’s the most powerful drug cartel in the world. Life here is largely dependent on what the gangsters do, and so is death. Superficially the area appears quiet and steeped in quaint Latin charm, but it proved to be one of the most dangerous places an RTD crew has ever filmed.

  • 17:30
    Military and War

    In Syria, there are more than a hundred militant groups fighting against the State Army. Unusually, President Bashar al-Assad has offered an amnesty to militants who surrender. Any who haven’t completed mandatory military service are returned to the Army. RT Doc gained access to a unit comprised of amnestied soldiers.

  • 18:00
    Environment

    Europe’s super-trawlers have fished their own waters clean. Now, they have appeared to the south off the coast of Africa. One West African nation is ready to fight for its fish stocks. The government of Gabon has teamed up with a militant conservation group called the Sea Shepherd, whose members are notorious for employing extreme tactics to thwart marine poaching.

  • 19:00
    Arts & Culture

    For years, music was banned in Afghanistan as sinful, but now one school for children is planting the seeds for traditional Afghan music’s rebirth. Conservative views have left their mark, however, and the school and its young musicians face threats from some elements in society.

  • 19:30
    Society

    The old saying, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” has a very literal meaning for the residents of one small town on the outskirts of Cairo in Egypt.  Zabbaleen is home to a large community of rubbish collectors who gather and sort all of the capital’s waste. The process provides work for whole families.

  • 20:00
    News Team

    Ilya Petrenko gets his first travel assignment : Baikonur, Kazakhstan. There, he’ll interview Russia's first female cosmonaut to go into space in 17 years. Meanwhile, Marina Kosareva returns to Moscow one last time to throw a going-away party before moving to London.

  • 20:30
    Military and War

    Mahmoud is an elementary school music teacher, Marei a bank software engineer. Both share the same dangerous pastime – defusing hidden explosives in their home town, Benghazi. ISIS left many Libyan cities littered with mines, bombs, and other improvised explosive devices. In Mine Country on RTD, these heroes risk life and limb to make the city safe for the children again.

  • 21:00
    In the Army Now

    Russian paratroopers aren’t called the “winged infantry” for nothing – their forte is surprising the enemy from above. Anna and Pavel join the servicemen at an airborne training complex for pre-jump training and to learn parachuting safety skills. 

  • 21:30
    Health

    A skin-whitening trend is ravaging Senegalese women. Magazine and billboard ads display light-skinned models, insisting that this is what men want. Skin-lightening pills and creams can be easily bought everywhere, but pharmacists rarely warn the buyers of their possible catastrophic side effects. Though these products have long been banned in other countries, Senegalese women bent on flaunting a lighter skin shade don’t hesitate to use them.

  • 22:00
    Health

    Over 20 million Americans are prescribed medication for a variety of mental disorders. Even young children are being given pills to treat ‘behavioural problems’. The drugs are intended to help, but many patients say they just don’t work, are dangerously habit forming and have debilitating side effects. 

  • 23:00
    News Team

    Paula Slier is in Donetsk, Ukraine. She learns that the city is littered with unexploded mines and accompanies a group of sappers as they demine an area. Meanwhile in Moscow's RT headquarters we meet Murad Gazdiev who works in the newsroom.

  • 23:30
    Society

    The old saying, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” has a very literal meaning for the residents of one small town on the outskirts of Cairo in Egypt.  Zabbaleen is home to a large community of rubbish collectors who gather and sort all of the capital’s waste. The process provides work for whole families.

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