Russia-K (Russian: Россия Культура, romanized: Rossiya Kul'tura "Russia - Culture") is a national Russian countrywide not-for-profit television channel, broadcasting culture and arts-oriented shows. It belongs to the state-controlled VGTRK group.
|Picture format||576i (SDTV) 16:9|
|Sister channels||Russia-1, Bibigon, Russia-2, Russia-24, RTR-Planeta|
|Launched||November 1, 1997|
|Former names||RTR-2 (November 1 — December 31, 1997) |
Kultura (January 1, 1998 — December 31, 2009)
|Analogue||Channel 09 (Limited coverage for St. Peterburg and Leningrad except the rest of Russia)|
|NTV Plus (Russia)||Channel 07|
|Vostochnii Express||Channel 05|
|Raduga TV||Channel 35|
|Max 7||Channel 79|
|CytaVision||Channel 18 SDTV 31 HDTV|
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 many 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.
Sergey Shumakov has been the editor-in-chief since 2009.
The TV channel does not broadcast advertisements, but it promotes cultural events.