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Rossiya-24 Logo.svg
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[1][2] .

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 Evgeny Bekasov (since 2012).

former logo

The channel aspires to give a broad and impartial [2] 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[3].

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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