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Launched 1 July 2006
Network VGTRK
Owned by Russian Government
Picture format 16:9 (SDTV)
Country Russia
Language Russian
Broadcast area Worldwide
Headquarters Moscow, Russia
Formerly called Vesti
Sister channel(s) Russia-1, Russia-2, Carousel, Russia-K, RTR-Planeta, RT
Analogue Various
Digital Terrestrial in Yekaterinburg, Kansk, Kursk, Moscow, Khabarovsk & the rest of the regions
DirecTV (USA) Channel 2147
Natsionalniye Kabelniye Seti Channel 28
UPC Romania Channel 427 (digital with DVR)
Channel 195 (digital)
Free (ISP) (France) Channel 653

Russia-24 (Russian: Россия-24) is a state-owned Russian-language news channel from Russia. It covers major national and international events as well as focuses on domestic issues. It is owned by VGTRK.

The broadcast began January 1, 2007 in Russia, February 7 - on the West Coast of the United States, May 19, 2008 - in Serbia, October 9, 2008 - in Kyrgyzstan. VGTRK Crimea started broadcasting on March 10, 2014, eight days before the Russian annexation of Crimea.

The editor-in-chief of the channel is Evgeniy Bekasov (since 2012).

former logo

The channel aspires to give a broad and impartial[citation needed] outline of life in all of Russia’s regions from its European enclave of Kaliningrad to Vladivostok in the Far East. However, it is accused by Western countries as being a bullhorn for Russian state propaganda.

The channel was named Vesti until 1 January 2010, when the public-owned VGTRK rebranded its channels.

The channel is banned in Ukraine and Moldova.

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