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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DOJ Inspector General Horowitz has reportedly shot down another GOP theory about the Russia probe

Yahoo Daily News 06 Dec 2019
President Trump said Tuesday that while he thinks next week's report on the FBI's Russia investigation by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz will still have some "devastating" findings, he is really looking forward to the conclusions of a parallel investigation by U.S....

Russian secret agents have reportedly been operating out of villages in the French Alps

Business Insider 06 Dec 2019
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What would Russia prefer to happen in the UK election?

The Conversation 06 Dec 2019
Throw in the British government’s failure to publish an intelligence report by MPs on Russia’s alleged involvement in British politics before the election, and the poll is shaping up to be a pivotal moment for Russia’s relations with the UK. But what result does Russia want from the 2019 elections, and why?....

Trump reportedly spoke to Giuliani on unsecured cellphone lines that were likely tapped by Russia spies

The Times of India 06 Dec 2019
An administration official, who was not named in the report, confirmed that Trump regularly talks to Giuliani and others on unsecured lines ... In recent weeks Republican lawmakers and the president have defended a groundless theory reportedly seeded by Russian intelligence that Ukraine, not Russia, interfered in the 2016 presidential election....

Distribution of leaked UK-U.S. documents 'tied to' Russian operation - Reddit

Yahoo Daily News 06 Dec 2019
Reuters reported on Monday that the way the documents were initially shared online resembled a disinformation campaign known as Secondary Infektion, which was uncovered earlier this year and stemmed from accounts Facebook said originated in Russia....

Former envoy: Putin likely ‘joyful’ about Ukraine theory

The Bismarck Tribune 06 Dec 2019
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Opec strikes deal with Russia to cut crude oil production

Irish Independent 06 Dec 2019
By Associated Press Reporter ... 0 Comments Opec strikes deal with Russia to cut crude oil production ... The countries of the Opec oil-producing cartel and ally Russia have agreed to cut crude production by an extra 500,000 barrels a day....

Russia's 2019 gas condensate output to exceed 34 mln T -energy ministry

Canada Dot Com 06 Dec 2019
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Oil prices slip as OPEC aims to approve deeper cuts to output-reduction plan

Market Watch 06 Dec 2019
Reports have indicated that the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and big exporters of oil like Russia in an annual meeting in Vienna have recommended cutting production by 500,000 barrels a day, much deeper than had previously been anticipated by experts....

Newspaper writer Tony Gabriele turns his columns into a book

The Virginian-Pilot 06 Dec 2019
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Dave Skoloda: We must face the risk from Russia

Winona Daily News 06 Dec 2019
As a reporter covering the meeting, I was invited to tag along ... Writing in Time Magazine, David French cites a Rand Corporation report on the threat that Russia poses, not just in cyberwarfare and disinformation, but with its strong and improved military demonstrated by its grab of Crimea....

Russian spies used French Alps as 'base camp' for hits on Britain and other countries

Yahoo Daily News 06 Dec 2019
Fifteen Russian spies, including those accused of the Salisbury nerve agent attack, used the French Alps as a “base camp” to conduct covert operations around Europe over a five-year period, according to reports ... The Le Monde report added five new names to those already published by online investigative outlets such as Bellingcat and The Insider....

Dueling investigations? Days before inspector general's report on FBI's Russia investigation, Trump promotes AG probe

Yahoo Daily News 06 Dec 2019
Justice Department praises watchdog's upcoming report on Russia inquiry amid reported criticism by Attorney General BarrStory continues. IG's report expected to conclude FBI was justified in launching Russia investigation ... "I do think the big report to wait for is going to be the Durham report," Trump told reporters in London this week ... FISA report....