It was the start of the new season for the KHL. Lokomotiv Yaroslavl was expected to claim victory over Dynamo Minsk team. But the fans' excitement was suddenly overrun by a tragic event: on the way to Minsk, the whole team perished in a plane crash.
It's dirty, demanding and highly dangerous, but in Russia coal mining is a multi-billion dollar business. Join James Brown as he travels to the Kuzbass, Russia's coal basin to see what it takes to work in an industry that employs more than 100,000 people, but which still claims lives every year.
A year ago, flight MH17 was brought down over the territory of conflict-torn Ukraine. This tragedy shocked the world and affected families in many countries. Today, the investigation still hasn’t reached a definitive conclusion. RTD talks to witnesses, experts and families of MH17 passengers to understand whether the truth of what caused the tragedy will ever be established.
“Geological scandal” is a phrase often used to describe The Democratic Republic of Congo. It is one of the world’s most resource-rich countries with extensive deposits of gold, diamonds, tungsten and uranium amongst many others. The abundance of internationally valued minerals has however failed to bring any kind of prosperity. It began with colonial exploitation of the land and its people and continued in bloody civil war, the Congolese have harvested nothing from their country’s natural riches but misery and poverty.
Twenty-six years have passed since the Chernobyl disaster, but people still remember the tragedy, especially those who lived in the nearby city of Pripyat. RT’s correspondent Aleksey Yaroshevsky has visited the ghost town. Watch his special documentary on RTDoc.