Russia-K

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Russia-Cultura
Россия-Культура
Russia-Cultura.svg
Launched1997-11-01[1]
NetworkVGTRK
Owned byRussian Government
Picture format576i (SDTV) 16:9
CountryRussia
LanguageRussian
Broadcast areaRussia
Worldwide
HeadquartersMoscow, Russia
Formerly calledRTR-2 (November 1 — December 31, 1997)
Kultura (January 1, 1998 — December 31, 2009)
Sister channel(s)Russia-1, Bibigon, Russia-2, Russia-24, RTR-Planeta
Websitehttp://tvkultura.ru/
Availability
Terrestrial
AnalogueChannel 09 (Limited coverage for St. Peterburg and Leningrad except the rest of Russia)
Satellite
NTV Plus (Russia)7
Vostochnii Express5
Raduga TV35
Cable
MGTS9
Satellite radio
Verizon16
IPTV
Max 779
Streaming media

Russia-K (Russian: Россия Культура, translit. Rossiya Kul'tura) 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][2] and finally on 1 January 2010 it was rebranded as Russia-K.

From 2 Octоber 2001 to 3 September 2017 on the channel there was a block of European news channel Euronews. Between 2007 to 2010 in the daytime, a children's channel called Bibigon was broadcast.

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.[3]

Sergey Shumakov has been the editor-in-chief since 2009.

The TV channel does not broadcast advertisements, but it promotes cultural events.

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