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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Trump brushes off view that Russia denigrating Biden: 'Nobody's been tougher on Russia than I have'

The Hill 08 Aug 2020
report MORE, maintaining he’s taken a tough stance on Moscow during his time in the White House ... When pressed by a reporter over the new report’s conclusion that Russia is working to hinder Biden’s presidential bid, Trump fired back ... The president defended his stance on Russia, noting that he’s boosted funding for the U.S....

US Intelligence: Russia, China, Iran Seeking To Meddle In 2020 Election

Inquisitr 08 Aug 2020
On Friday, William Evanina, the director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, warned that Russia , China and Iran are seeking to meddle in the 2020 election, The Hill reported....

US intel: Russia working to defeat Biden; China and Iran prefer Trump defeat

Yahoo Daily News 08 Aug 2020
In accounting for Russia's efforts, the report not only identified its goal – picking up on the interference effort waged in 2016 – but also put a name to the campaign ... "Pro-Russia Ukrainian parliamentarian Andriy Derkach is spreading claims about corruption – including ......

Intelligence community warns Russia wants to hurt Biden, while China 'prefers' Trump not be reelected

Yahoo Daily News 08 Aug 2020
On the other side, Russia is seeking to “denigrate former Vice President ... a 77-page new report on “Russia’s Disinformation and Propaganda Ecosystem,” including recent details about foreign campaigns to distort the facts about the coronavirus pandemic and other recent events....

As the world remembers Hiroshima, we face a new nuclear arms race

The Irish Times 08 Aug 2020
Notwithstanding treaties that limited warhead numbers, both Russia and the US continued to modernise their arsenals ... Trump has reportedly considered conducting new nuclear tests in Nevada, and many of Russia’s big military exercises since Putin came to power in 2000 have featured simulations of limited nuclear strikes....

Trump Executes Perhaps the Best Troll of His Tenure, Epically Triggers the Media

Hot Air 08 Aug 2020
He praised the good jobs numbers and was also asked about the new intel report noting that China and Russia want to see Biden and Trump win respectively ... Maybe the reporters were just off their ......

Intelligence community says Russia, China have picked favorites in the U.S. election

CBS News 08 Aug 2020
The intelligence community revealed Friday that China and Russia have chosen favorites in the 2020 U.S. election. Paula Reid reports ... ....

Last-ditch coronavirus aid talks collapse; no help for jobless now

The Los Angeles Times 08 Aug 2020
On Friday, the Democratic leaders pointed to the new July jobs report to try to bolster their proposals ... In a preelection report, the director of national intelligence’s office says Russia is actively trying to denigrate Joe Biden, China “prefers” that President Trump loses reelection, and Iran is seeking to undermine U.S....

Pompeo rejects Congress' subpoenas for IG, Biden probe info

Traverse City Record-Eagle 08 Aug 2020
In one letter, Pompeo said committee chairman, Rep ... “Mr ... The House Judiciary Committee sued former White House Counsel Donald McGahn for his refusal to testify about former special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia report in April 2019, and that case has been tied up in courts ... ———. Mary Clare Jalonick contributed to this report ... All rights reserved ... ....


Killeen Daily Herald 08 Aug 2020
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Russia reports over 5,400 virus deaths in June

The Philadelphia Inquirer 07 Aug 2020
Russia's reported mortality rate is much lower than in other countries with similar rates of infection, leading critics to accuse ......

World's first Covid-19 vaccine to be registered next week by Russia: Report

Live Mint 07 Aug 2020
Russia will register its first vaccine against the coronavirus on August 12, Deputy Health Minister Oleg Gridnev said on Friday, according to a report ... Medical professionals and senior citizens will be the first to get vaccinated," Gridnev told reporters at the opening of a cancer ......

WHO urges Russia to follow all guidelines before rolling out Covid-19 vaccine

Business Line 07 Aug 2020
The World Health Organization (WHO) urged Russia to adhere to the established guidelines for its vaccine trials and development ... Russia averred on Monday that it aims to mass-produce the vaccine in September and produce "several million" doses per month by next year. Russia is going forward with several vaccine prototypes....

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