On October 4th, 1993, what had started as a row between then-President Boris Yeltsin and Russia's Parliament culminated in an all-out battle for Russia's destiny between legislators who had barricaded themselves inside Russia's 'White House' and the president's tanks and supporters.
Ilya Petrenko visits Moscow's Red Square for his first assignment as a correspondent. A military tattoo with participants from round the world could make for great footage. Meanwhile in Ukraine, Paula Slier comes across a burned out bus that’s been shelled right next to the town's central railway station.
The fighting in Donetsk, Ukraine, is getting closer and closer to the city centre. Paula Slier goes to the site of an artillery attack to report on the casualties. Meanwhile in Moscow, broadcast journalist Ilya Petrenko gives us a tour of RT's newsroom where he works, and talks about the demands of his profession.
Often described as a mystery, Moscow reveals yet another of its secrets; beneath its ancient streets lies a little known underworld of dark catacombs and underground rivers. It provides a bottomless pit of adrenaline for the small army of volunteers who compete to be recognised as the ultimate digger.
They've got no home, no hope and no love. Life spat them out of its course and now instead of struggling for a place under the sun they struggle for a roof over their heads and a piece of bread. Some of them have accepted that the rest of their days are going to pass on the streets and some's hopes still linger on of getting back into the groove.
In this episode, RT correspondents reveal what they do when they’re not busy reporting on current affairs. Where does Thabang Motsei learn her Russian? What does Maggie Howell find most challenging in her voice production lessons? And what entertainment did Maria Finoshina find in Lebanon?
The Maasai tribe in Kenya proved a very welcoming host for professional traveller and photographer, Olga Michi. During her time in Africa, she stayed with them to learn about and photograph, their way of life. She later invited a few members of the tribe to go with her to snow-shrouded Moscow, a world they could never have imagined.