Первый Канал, ОРТ
(First Channel/ORT Channel) - the most popular Russian channel broadcasted on the whole territory of Russia. Watch the latest news, entertainment shows, movies and TV shows in Russian language.
ТНТ (TNT TV Channel) - one of the top 10 most-watched TV networks in Russia. The target audience is young adults between 18-30 years old. The TV channel has an entertainment focus, the content is based on TV shows and comedy series
Россия-1 (Russia-1 TV Channel) - another widely watched Russian channel broadcasting talk shows, game and reality shows, sports and news.
РТР-Планета (RTR Planeta, Russia) - it's a mix of content from the following channels: Russia, Russia Culture and Russia 24. Round-the-clock information and entertainment channel in the Russian language for Russian-speaking people living anywhere in the world, including the USA, China and countries of Western Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.
TV-3 - Russian television channel, which broadcasts TV shows in sci-fi, mystery, and fantasy genres.
Zvezda (Телеканал "Звезда") - a government-owned public and patriotic channel. You can watch here world and Russian news, documentaries, and movies.
STS (СТС) - Commercial Russian TV channel, which is mainly focused on broadcasting TV shows and other entertainment media.
RT - Russia Today - Russian News Channel - Russia government-controlled TV channel mainly broadcasting world news in different languages. You can get a Russian perspective of the world by watching this channel.
Current Time TV (Настоящее Время) - is one of few Russian-language television channels, which are not sponsored by the Russian government. They claim that the channel broadcasts uncensored news, different views on problems, civilized and informed discussion. The editorial office of this TV is located in Prague (the Czech Republic). The channel is created by the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty with participation of Voice of America.
Вести 24 - Vesti 24, Russia - Russian-language news channel covering local and international events.
Евроньюс Россия - Euronews, Russia - European news channel in Russian language covering worldwide news.
РБК-ТВ (RBC-TV Russia) - they position themselves as being the first 24-hour business news television channel in Russia.
Москва 24 - M24 (Moscow 24 TV) - founded by Sergey Sobyanin, the Mayor of Moscow, is a local Moscow news and events channel.
Канал «Россия 2» (РТР-Спорт) (Russia 2, RTR-Sport) - ceased to exist in 2015.
Телеканал «Россия – Культура» (Russia-K Culture) - a national Russian countrywide not-for-profit television channel, broadcasting culture and arts-oriented shows.
RTД - RT Documentary - a subsidiary of RT is a documentary channel dedicated to Russian city lives, nature and traditions of different ethnicities in Russia and the world.
Мир ТВ (Mir TV, Russia) - multi-national state television broadcaster, broadcasting programs in Russian and featuring programming from all the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States.
Большая Азия - информационно-страноведческий канал (Big Asia - travel channel) - Russian travel channel, which was created in cooperation with India.
Телеканал «СПАС» (SPAS TV) - Russian 24-hour public orthodox church TV channel. Spas is translated from Russian language as 'Saved'. It is a federal channel which started broadcasting on July 28, 2005. The owner of the channel is the Moscow Patriarchate of the Russian Orthodox Church.
Рен ТВ (RenTV Russia) - social and political channel with action-packed content for an active audience.
ТВ-Центр (TV Center Russia) - state-run Russian TV dedicated to programming that highlights various aspects of Moscow life.
Медиавещание Мариинского театра (Mariinsky TV) - an official online broadcasting channel of the renowned Mariinsky Theater is for those who love Russian opera and ballet.
Охотник и Рыболов (Hunter and Fisherman Channel) - все о рыбалке и охоте - everything about hunting and fishing. It's a fascinating journey into the world of ancient instincts and skills, into the world of adventure.
Телеканал 78 - Санкт-Петербург (TV Channel 78 - Saint Petersburg) - they call themselves the main TV channel of St. Petersburg. Here you will find only the most important, useful and interesting information about St. Petersburg, its residents and major city events.
Славия ТВ - Великий Новгород (Slavia TV - Veliky Novgorod)
Новгородское Областное Телевидение (Veliky Novgorod Regional TV) - is a 24-hour main TV resource of the Novgorod region, which broadcasts news, events and messages of Novgorod's government. It is considered to be the only mandatory nationwide public TV channel of Novgorod oblast.
Крым 24 (Crimea Regional TV) - TV channel broadcasting Crimea news, local events and other interesting information about the peninsula in Russian.
Севастополь 24 (Sevastopol 24) - your source of the latest and independent news of the largest city on the Crimean Peninsula.
MOSOBR.TV Московский образовательный - TV channel founded by the Department of education and science of the city of Moscow. It is an online educational channel where you can find different media resources dedicated to modern education, educational programs, analytical series and interesting talk-shows. The main goal of this TV channel is to make education an interesting and discussed topic.
Above you can see our current Russian online TV channel line-up. Click on the image of a channel you would like to watch or on the button "WATCH LIVE" and it will get you to the live broadcasting of the TV channel (if available). As of now, we have listed 30+ channels from Russia.
Starting from 2000-s, the number of TV channels in Russia has soared. Thus, Russian television companies these days try to gain as much audience as possible. You can watch most of the channels streaming their content online. We tried to do our best to combine different types of Russian TV channels delivering news, music, sport, and cultural events. We also have several links to regional channels, which might give you another perspective of life in modern Russia.
Watching Russian TV or listening to the Russian online radio is a very good way to learn Russian language. You can also learn Russian language on our website.