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.


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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The World 21 Sep 2019
Last Friday, Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz sent a letter to key members of Congress saying he has finished his investigation into what Republicans call "FISA abuse," but which GOP lawmakers suspect will be a much more wide-ranging look at the origins of the Trump-Russia probe....

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The Hill 21 Sep 2019
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Key U.S. Arms Control Negotiator Andrea Thompson To Leave Post

Radio Free Europe 21 Sep 2019
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Russia prevents Israeli airstrikes in Syrian capital: Russian media

Press TV 21 Sep 2019
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DNA India 21 Sep 2019
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Sputnik 21 Sep 2019
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