RTDocumentaries

Western Sahara: Determined. Sahrawi women demine their ancestral lands (Trailer) Premiere 12/18

Western Sahara is one of the most heavily mined territories in the world following decades of conflict with its neighbours. Despite a 1991...

Saviour St: Young paramedics brave El Salvador gang violence to save lives

Much of El Salvador is gripped by gang violence. Turf is divvied up between two warring gangs. Children as young as eight are recruited. Many see...

Jungle M.D. Brazilian neurosurgeon’s quest to help indigenous tribes and save the Amazon rainforest

Thousands of indigenous Brazilians live in remote villages scattered along the Amazon River with no access to modern medical care. Government...

RTD Documentary Channel Promo

RTD is an English language documentary channel. RTD brings you stories from Russia and all over the world. Stories that inspire and educate. That...

Suffering for soup: The secret of authentic ‘ukha’ - Taste of Russia Ep.3

Glen learns all about one of Russia’s most ancient dishes, a fish soup called ukha, a popular delicacy dating back to the 16th-17th centuries that...

Underground printing house: Revolution 360

Newspapers and revolutionary leaflets are used to spread calls for rebellion. Small printing presses are secretly organized in warehouses and...

Art to the people: Revolution 360

The events of 1917 engulfed the capital and spread further to other cities and towns of Russia. Many estates, abandoned by their previous owners,...

Food for warriors: Making ‘Kulesh’ in a WWII field kitchen - Taste of Russia Ep.2

Necessity, as they say, is the mother of invention and that’s true of many traditional dishes around the world. Once created for lack of better...

Revolution: 100 years young. Lenin’s socialist vision in capitalist world

In October of 1917, the Bolsheviks, led by Vladimir Lenin, seized power in Russia. To many socialist believers, the revolution represented the...

Lenin and Stalin in a safe-house 360

July 1917. The Provisional Government accuses Vladimir Lenin of having ties with Germany. The Bolshevik leader’s allies suggest he leaves the...

Preparations for the strike 360

Spring 1917. Vladimir Lenin returns from Europe. He calls for an immediate end to war. However, his views spark protests by veterans, still bitter...

Russian ‘Olivier’? Why Russia’s most popular salad has a French name - Taste of Russia Ep.1

American foodie Glen has a dream. He wants to open an authentic Russian restaurant in Miami, Florida, his home town. The problem is he knows...

The Poetry of Chinese Carving. Turning bamboo and brick into works of art

The Chinese art of engraving is famous around the world. It takes many forms, from brick engravings that adorn the walls of temples and traditional...

The Beijing Opera: Reality and Eternity. The deep symbolism hidden on the Chinese stage

Peking opera is a traditional type of Chinese theatre that has little in common with classical European opera. The voices and singing styles...