Russia-K

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Russia-K
Россия-К
Russia-Cultura.png
Launched 1997-11-01
Owned by VGTRK
Picture format 4:3 (576i, SDTV)
Country Russia
Broadcast area Russia
Kazakhstan
Armenia
Headquarters Moscow, Russia
Formerly called RTR-2 (November 1 — December 31, 1997)
Kultura (January 1, 1998 — December 31, 2009)
Sister channel(s) Russia-1, Carousel, Russia-2, Russia-24, RTR-Planeta
Website http://tvkultura.ru/
Availability
Terrestrial
Analogue Channel 29 (Limited coverage for St. Peterburg and Leningrad except the rest of Russia)
Satellite
NTV Plus 177
Vostochnii Express 5
Raduga TV 35
Cable
MGTS 9

Russia-K (Russian: Россия К) is a Russian television network, broadcasting culture and arts-oriented shows. It belongs to the state-controlled VGTRK group.

Broadcasts started on 1 November 1997. It was initially called RTR-2, then renamed Kultura (Culture) on 1 January 1998 and finally on 1 January 2010 it was rebranded as Rossiya K.

Channel produces a large number of its own programs and cycles over which are the best specialists in the various fields of culture and science. Channel specializes in programs on Russian and world history, science, literature, music, fine and decorative arts, architecture, etc.

Among the channel's programs are cultural news channel programs, meetings with interesting people, documentary series, lectures by leading domestic and foreign scholars, programs, discussions on various spheres of social life, etc. The channel will feature life wonderful and talented people - artists, writers, artists, scientists, politicians, military, etc. The program includes a large place occupied channel broadcast classical music concerts, operas, ballets, musical competitions, etc.

Editor in chief - Sergey Shumakov (since 2009)

Translated many Soviet, Russian and foreign films and documentaries high artistic level of different styles . The TV channel is not broadcasting a television advertisement in its general sense, but actively announcing cultural events, as well as the transmission channel.