Russia-1

Russia-1 (Russian: Россия-1) is a state-owned Russian television channel founded in 1991. It belongs to the All-Russia State Television and Radio Company (VGTRK). Russia Channel was previously known as RTR (Russian: РТР). Russia-1 has the second largest audience in Russian television. In a typical week, it is viewed by 75% of urban Russians, compared to 83% for the leading channel, Channel One. The two channels are similar in their politics, and they compete directly in entertainment. Russia-1 has many regional variations and broadcasts in many languages.

History

Soviet period

Russia-1 had started in 1965 as Program 3 in the Soviet Union and moved to Channel 2 in 1967 when a new channel, Program 4 (now known as NTV), was officially launched and the Moscow Program, which started in 1956, was transferred to Channel 3. From the very start, it only hosted programs produced by the Ministry of Education of the Soviet Union, as well as children's programming, in monochrome. The move to a new channel frequency resulted in it being renamed Program 2 and becoming the second home of the national newscast Vremya since 1968.

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US believes Russia developing space-based nuclear weapon: Source

Khaleejtimes 21 Feb 2024
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday said Russia was against the deployment of nuclear weapons in space and his defence minister flatly denied reports Russia was developing a nuclear capability for space ... Bloomberg on Tuesday reported Russia could deploy a nuclear weapon or a mock warhead into space as early as this year....
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A Russian court extends the pretrial detention for an American reporter accused of spying

Kentucky New Era 21 Feb 2024
That means Gershkovich, 32, will spend at least a year behind bars in Russia after his arrest in March 2023 while on a reporting trip to the Russian city of Yekaterinburg in the Ural Mountains ... Gershkovich is the first American reporter to be charged with espionage in Russia since 1986, when Nicholas Daniloff, a Moscow correspondent for U.S....
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Russia arrests dual US citizen, accusing her of aiding Ukraine

Usatoday 21 Feb 2024
Russia's main domestic intelligence agency reported on Tuesday that it had arrested a dual citizen of the United States and Russia on charges of treason, accusing her of collecting funds for Ukrainian organizations and supporting Kyiv ... of the arrest of a dual U.S.-Russia citizen....
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Russian court extends pretrial detention for American reporter accused of spying

News-Press Now 21 Feb 2024
That means Gershkovich, 32, will spend at least a year behind bars in Russia after his arrest in March 2023 while on a reporting trip to the Russian city of Yekaterinburg in the Ural Mountains ... Gershkovich is the first American reporter to be charged with espionage in Russia since 1986, when Nicholas Daniloff, a Moscow correspondent for U.S....
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Accusation Treason: American Ballerina Arrested in Russia

Hot Air 21 Feb 2024
'The White House and State Department aware of reports that a dual U.S.-Russia citizen has been detained in Russia ... Kirby told reporters Tuesday ... Russia's Mediazone outlet reports that she was first arrested on January 27 in Yekaterinburg on "petty hooliganism" for swearing....
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US believes Russia developing space-based nuclear...

The Daily Mail 21 Feb 2024
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday said Russia was against the deployment of nuclear weapons in space and his defense minister flatly denied reports Russia was developing a nuclear capability for space ... Bloomberg on Tuesday reported Russia could deploy a nuclear weapon or a mock warhead into space as early as this year....
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Russia has never been richer after selling $37 billion in oil to India last year

Business Insider 21 Feb 2024
Russia's federal revenue soared to a record $320 billion in 2023 — an amount partly attributable to India's huge appetite ... The nation bought $37 billion of crude from Russia last year, the report said, around 13 times what it purchased from Russia before the war in Ukraine....
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Moscow court upholds detention of U.S. journalist, Russia bans broadcaster

Raw Story 21 Feb 2024
Russian prosecutors have charged Wall Street Journal reporter Gershkovich with espionage -- the first time such a criminal accusation has been levelled against a Western reporter in Russia since the fall of the Soviet Union ... Also on Tuesday, the supreme court of Russia's Tatarstan ......
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Russia rebuilding capacity to destabilize European countries: UK Report

Khaama Press 21 Feb 2024
Researchers at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) have released a comprehensive report urging Western nations to step up efforts in countering Moscow’s unconventional warfare tactics to effectively push back against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine....
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World powers must start working together on space security

Arab News 21 Feb 2024
The reporting on the story was mired in confusion, with some claiming American officials’ fear of a “nuclear weapon” that Russia might put in space, while others said that Moscow was “still far from completing the project” or that the launch of such a weapon “does not appear imminent.”....
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EXPLAINER-Nukes in space: What have Russia and the United States said?

Philenews 21 Feb 2024
The New York Times reported on Saturday, without citing sources, that in recent weeks a warning has circulated from America’s spy agencies that Russia may be planning a new secret military satellite launch and that the key question was whether it would use it to put an actual nuclear weapon into space....
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US tells allies Russia could launch space nuke this year: NYT

The Hill 21 Feb 2024
intelligence agencies also told allies Moscow could also send a harmless “dummy” warhead into space that would likely leave questions about Russia’s capabilities, the Times reported on Wednesday. American officials are reportedly divided in their predictions about Russia’s space ambitions....
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Nuclear weapons in space: What have Russia and the United States said?

Gulf News 21 Feb 2024
The New York Times reported on Saturday, without citing sources, that in recent weeks a warning has circulated from America’s spy agencies that Russia may be planning a new secret military satellite launch and that the key question was whether it would use it to put an actual nuclear weapon into space....
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