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|Launched||1 July 2006|
|Owned by||Russian Government|
|Picture format||16:9 (SDTV)|
|Sister channel(s)||Russia-1, Russia-2, Carousel, Russia-K, RTR-Planeta, RT|
|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).
The channel aspires to give a broad and impartial 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.