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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Incident at Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant would be ‘catastrophic’

Business Day 16 Aug 2022
Reuters could not immediately verify battlefield reports ... Russian media reported explosions in Crimea — the southern peninsula annexed by Russia in 2014 — early on Tuesday, including at an ammunition depot in the village of Mayskoye. Russia’s defence ministry said there were no serious casualties, state-owned news agency RIA reported....
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Ukraine Calls on World to ‘Show Strength’ After Fresh Shelling Near Nuclear Plant

Hamodia 16 Aug 2022
Russian media reported explosions in Crimea – the southern peninsula annexed by Russia in 2014 – early on Tuesday, including at an ammunition depot in the village of Mayskoye. Russia’s Defense Ministry said there were no serious casualties, state-owned news agency RIA reported....
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Ukraine calls on world to 'show strength' after shelling near nuclear plant

The Jerusalem Post 16 Aug 2022
Reuters could not immediately verify battlefield reports ... Russian media reported explosions in Crimea - the southern peninsula annexed by Russia in 2014 - early on Tuesday, including at an ammunition depot in the village of Mayskoye. Russia's Defence Ministry said there were no serious casualties, state-owned news agency RIA reported....
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US Olympic gold medallist and WNBA star Brittney Griner gets 9 years in Russian prison

Suryaa 16 Aug 2022
The 6'8" tall Griner, an eight-time All-Star with Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) side Phoenix Mercury, was reportedly held at an airport near Moscow in February shortly before Russia's invasion of Ukraine ... A CNN report said US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, has sent Russia a "substantial proposal"....
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Olympic Champion Brittney Griner Sentenced To Nine Years In Prison For Possession Of Drugs

Cricket Country 16 Aug 2022
The 6’8″ tall Griner, an eight-time All-Star with Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) side Phoenix Mercury, was reportedly held at an airport near Moscow in February shortly before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine ... A CNN report said US Secretary of ......
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Ammunition depot explodes in northern Crimea -TASS citing local authorities

Reuters 16 Aug 2022
MOSCOW, Aug 16 (Reuters) - An ammunition depot exploded in northern Crimea, Russia's TASS news agency reported on Tuesday, citing the administration of the village of Mayskoye. Russia's Defence Ministry said no "serious" casualties had occurred in the Mayskoye explosion, state-owned news agency RIA reported....
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The Jamestown Sun 16 Aug 2022
KYIV -- Ukraine called for new sanctions on Russia and highlighted the consequences of catastrophe at Europe's biggest nuclear plant, where fresh shelling nearby has renewed a blame game between both sides ... Russia's Interfax ... Reuters could not immediately verify battlefield reports....
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Ukraine war could push 20 mil. people into poverty in 2022: U.N.

Kyodo 16 Aug 2022
Almost an additional 20 million people could be pushed into extreme poverty this year due to Russia's war on Ukraine and its negative fallouts such as rising food prices, according to a recent U.N. report ... The report said at least 50 nations import 30 percent or more of their wheat from Ukraine and Russia....
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Brittney Griner appeals her Russian prison sentence

Politico 16 Aug 2022
Her case has become tied to U.S.-Russia tensions over the invasion of Ukraine. Brittney Griner looks through bars as she listens to the verdict standing in a cage in a courtroom in Khimki just outside Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Aug ... and Russia that could lead to a high-profile prisoner swap ... Russia, Antony Blinken, Brittney Griner....
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Russia has 'no need' to use nukes in Ukraine, Putin's defence chief insists, as Zelensky ...

The Daily Mail 16 Aug 2022
Russia doesn't need to use nuclear weapons to win its war against Ukraine, defence minister Sergei Shoigu has insisted today ... The Ukrainian president again accused Russia of attacking the plant after explosions were reported nearby on Monday, saying they are staging 'false flag' operations to try and force some kind of peace deal that favours them....
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Ukraine's Black Sea deal also helps Russian farmers, economy

Athens Daily Review 16 Aug 2022
More quietly, a parallel wartime deal met Moscow’s demands to clear the way for its wheat to get to the world, too, boosting an industry vital to Russia’s economy that had been ensnared in wider sanctions ... The agreement allowed a Western shipper to move two vessels of grain out of Russia in a matter of weeks ... Russia says it's still facing challenges....
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Ukraine’s Black Sea deal also helps Russian farmers, economy

Metro USA 16 Aug 2022
More quietly, a parallel wartime deal met Moscow’s demands to clear the way for its wheat to get to the world, too, boosting an industry vital to Russia’s economy that had been ensnared in wider sanctions ... The agreement allowed a Western shipper to move two vessels of grain out of Russia in a matter of weeks....
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Latest Developments in Ukraine: August 16

Voa News 16 Aug 2022
The latest developments in Russia’s war on Ukraine ... Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy accused Russia of nuclear “blackmail” and called for new sanctions to be imposed in response to it, The Associated Press reported ... Some information in this report came from The Associated Press....

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