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Rossiya-24 Logo.svg
Launched 1 July 2006
Network VGTRK
Owned by Russian government
Picture format 576i (SDTV) 16:9
Country Russia, Denmark, Latvia, Moldova, Lithuania, Poland, United States
Language Russian
Broadcast area Worldwide
Headquarters Moscow, Russia and Vladivostok, Russia (in future)
Formerly called Vesti
Sister channel(s) Russia-1, Russia-2, Bibigon, Russia-K, RTR-Planeta, RT
Analogue Various
Digital Terrestrial in Yekaterinburg, Kansk, Kursk, Moscow, Khabarovsk & the rest of the regions
NTV Plus (Russia) -
DirecTV (United States) Channel 2147
Natsionalniye Kabelniye Seti Channel 28
UPC Romania Channel 427 (digital with DVR)
Channel 195 (digital)
Free (ISP) (France) Channel 653
Streaming media 24/7 Live

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.

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 exclave of Kaliningrad to Vladivostok in the Far East.

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

The channel is banned in Ukraine.


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