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5 Aug, 2019 10:36

Two homelands. The life of George Watts 

The amazing story of George Watts, RT’s age-defying treasure. Born to Russian immigrant parents in Canada, he grew up on a farm during the Great Depression before moving to his parents’ homeland to help rebuild it after WWII.

There, George Watt’s softly clipped Canadian English opened up doors to an incredible career. He got to interpret for Soviet and post-soviet leaders from Khrushchev to Yeltsin, and became the unmistakable English voice of countless Soviet films, and then, instead of retiring, he joined RT as the channel’s primary narrator.

The veteran broadcaster recalls unlikely events and meetings with history-makers and ordinary people, and explains why he never felt torn between his two beloved homelands.

Watch "Two homelands. The life of George Watts " on RTD website and on RT’s live feed. The time of the broadcast is available on RT’s schedule page.