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Documentary

  • Unlocking Lockdown
    RT correspondent Marina Kosareva checks in with those who have lost their source of income because of the lockdown. The homeless, when charities had to shut down food distribution. Zoo animals who are missing stimulation from crowds of visitors....
    May 22, 2020 13:32
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    RT's documentaries give a varied and unique view on different aspects of life worldwide. They expose outdated myths and stereotypes, reveal intriguing history and geography, showcase varied wildlife and exquisite cuisines, introduce you to vibrant nightlife and curious customs. Original footage of historical events and sharp analysis of contemporary politics will give you a deeper understanding of what made history take this or that turn. RT's documentaries go beyond the bare facts, thoroughly investigating the issues and giving the viewer a chance to see below the surface.
  • Unlocking Lockdown
    Unlocking Lockdown
    RT correspondent Marina Kosareva checks in with those who have lost their source of income because of the lockdown. The homeless, when charities had to shut down food distribution. Zoo animals who are missing stimulation from crowds of visitors....
    May 22, 2020 13:32
  • Who is the Beast?
    Who is the Beast?
    Until recently, there have been no laws regarding the keeping of animals in Russia. The situation should change with the adoption of a new law on responsible treatment of animals. Years of corruption and lack of control cannot be reversed overnight....
    May 22, 2020 13:18
  • Chukotka: Unconquered. The making of ‘Freed to be Wild’
    Chukotka: Unconquered. The making of ‘Freed to be Wild’
    Getting to film indigenous people patrolling the coastline of Chukotka during the bear and walrus migrations took lots of time, several failed attempts, and various means of transportation. An RTD crew shot a documentary about their adventures in...
    May 22, 2020 12:41
  • This Little Land of Mines
    This Little Land of Mines
    Living in the most heavily-bombed country in the world. During the Vietnam War, the US bombed Laos more heavily than any other country had been bombed before. Spanning over three presidential terms, it was the largest covert CIA operation in US...
    May 18, 2020 05:30
  • No Way Back: The Animal Kingdom
    No Way Back: The Animal Kingdom
    The Western Grey Whale Advisory Panel is a collaboration between a major Russian oil company and the WWF, and has made strenuous efforts to protect the critically endangered mammal. Feeding off the coast of Sakhalin during the summer months, the...
    May 15, 2020 12:05
  • Pandemic: Fast Changing World
    Pandemic: Fast Changing World
    Covid-19 quickly spreads from country to country, but each response to the threat has been quite different – ranging from complete lockdowns to business as usual. Surprisingly, individual governments have managed to profit from the crisis,...
    May 13, 2020 05:52
  • Smart homes of the future - The Future is Now
    Smart homes of the future - The Future is Now
    What new habitat are we going to call home? As the world’s population grows, architects are coming up with mind-boggling concepts, like urban city blocks floating on water, 300-meter-deep “groundscapes” using geothermal energy, or...
    May 10, 2020 14:29
  • New York’s Covid-19 divide
    New York’s Covid-19 divide
    At first glance, it might seem that Covid-19 doesn’t discriminate between rich and poor. Still, New Yorkers living in lower-income parts of Queens, the Bronx and Brooklyn run a higher risk of contracting the virus and dying from it than...
    May 9, 2020 17:15
  • Art of isolation
    Art of isolation
    In a time of social distancing, artists and the rest of us feel caged up and devoid of human contact. Posting selfies, staging performances for online audiences, and recreating famous works of art using nothing but impromptu means seems to be...
    May 9, 2020 17:11
  • Finding the Fallen
    Finding the Fallen
    Over the past six years, some 120,000 bodies of missing WWII soldiers were recovered by Russian volunteers dedicated to bringing lost fighters home. These groups of enthusiasts operate on land, and also at sea, looking for the wrecks of ships and...
    May 7, 2020 10:22