|Owned by||Russian Government|
|Picture format||576i (SDTV) 16:9|
|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|
|Analogue||Channel 29 (Limited coverage for St. Peterburg and Leningrad except the rest of Russia)|
|NTV Plus (Russia)||-|
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 Russia-K.
The channel produces and rebroadcasts a large number of its own programs in the various fields of culture and science. The channel specializes in programs on Russian and world history, science, literature, music, fine and decorative arts, and architecture.
Among the channel's programs are cultural news channel programs, meetings with interesting people, documentary series, lectures by leading domestic and foreign scholars, programs, and discussions on various spheres of social life. The channel features talented people, such as artists, writers, artists, scientists, politicians. and military figures. The programs include classical music concerts, operas, ballets, and musical competitions.
The editor in chief, since 2009, is Sergey Shumakov.
The TV channel does not broadcast advertisements, but actively promotes cultural events.