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Dying Alone: Kodokushi, Japan's epidemic of isolation through the eyes of a 'lonely death' cleaner
 
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Lonely deaths, or kodokoshi, are on the rise in Japan. Thousands of elderly people die in their homes without anyone knowing. Sometimes corpses remain undiscovered for weeks or even months, so companies devoted to cleaning up the homes of the dead are increasingly in demand. RTD’s Artyom Somov went to Japan to ask elderly citizens if they're afraid of solitude. He also meets a man working in the macabre kodokoshi industry to find out how he feels about cleaning up after the dead. More RTD films about Japan definitely worth watching: https://rtd.rt.com/tags/japan-documentaries/ SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy FOLLOW US RTD WEBSITE: https://RTD.rt.com/ RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary RTD ON INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/rtdocumentaries/ RTD LIVE https://rtd.rt.com/on-air/
Views: 694006 RT Documentary
Hikikomori Loveless: What causes young Japanese hermits to give up on real life
 
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Known as hikikomori, the phenomenon of social withdrawal has become increasingly commonplace in Japan. Hundreds of thousands of Japanese shut themselves away, spending months and sometimes years in isolation. Watch more films about Japan: https://rtd.rt.com/tags/japan-documentaries/ The social recluses don’t study or go to work. They retreat into their rooms, rarely venturing out to get food in a convenience store and to communicate with immediate family. One of them is Ito. He spends time listening to music, playing video games and surfing the internet. But he has neither the power nor desire to leave his bedroom, where he has voluntarily locked himself. Unlike his younger brother, Ito was regularly yelled at and hit as a child. His parents, he says, only wanted him to be successful in life. Hikikomori often strikes families, where the fathers spend day and night at work, while the mothers focus entirely on their offspring, particularly the eldest sons. Smothering mothers, bullying at school, social pressure and expectations are among the reasons that push some Japanese into self-imposed confinement. RTD travels to Japan to hear the stories of Ito and others, who ended up trapped inside their bedrooms. We question why the epidemic of hikikomori has gripped modern Japan, and what drives the people into seclusion and how some of them eventually decide to get out. From personal stories of hikikomoris and their relatives, and from those who reach out to them, RTD offers an intimate portrait of Japan’s modern hermits. SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy FOLLOW US RTD WEBSITE: https://RTD.rt.com/ RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc RTD ON INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/rtd_documentary_channel/ RTD LIVE https://rtd.rt.com/on-air/
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Green Citadels. Explore eco-friendly earthships with sustainability pioneers
 
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Michael Reynolds had a dream. The architect wanted to build completely self-sufficient houses that are part of the environment, rather than a burden on it. Watch more films about Ecology: https://rtd.rt.com/tags/ecology-documentaries/ An ideal home would be made from recycled materials, maintain a comfortable climate, generate sustainable power from renewable sources, treat its sewage, and provide clean potable water, as well as food, for its inhabitants. He built his first ‘Earthship’ in 1972 almost entirely from empty soda and beer cans and rammed earth. Now he is the prophet of a movement that advocates “radical sustainability.” Today, a 634-acre subdivision near Taos, New Mexico, dubbed the ‘Greater World Community,’ is dotted with off-grid homes based on his designs. Meanwhile, an Earthship Academy has opened to teach people from all over the world how to build homes and other buildings based on ‘biotecture’ principles. Earthships are not without controversy. Their designs have fallen foul of the authorities for violating building codes, and some owners have complained their homes have not performed as advertised. Meanwhile, some places have banned off-grid living altogether. Follow RTD filmmaker Alexey Brazhnikov as he meets Michael Reynolds and visits some of these amazing structures and their owners in the documentary Earthships. SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy FOLLOW US RTD WEBSITE: https://RTD.rt.com/ RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc RTD ON INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/rtd_documentary_channel/ RTD LIVE https://rtd.rt.com/on-air/
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The Last Soviet in Afghanistan
 
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More films about Afghanistan: https://rtd.rt.com/tags/afghanistan/ “First tell us what you did in Afghanistan all those years. Then we'll decide whether or not we can shake hands,” said Gennady-Nikmamat's fellow soldiers after he had been assumed to be a traitor and disappeared for 29 years. This is the unique story of Gennady-Nikmamat, a former Soviet soldier who was captured by the Mujahideen during the Soviet war in Afghanistan. He was presumed a turncoat, which carried a criminal penalty if he ever returned to his homeland. Thus he had no choice but to stay in Afghanistan and adopt a Muslim way of life. Gennady-Nikmamat married an Afghan woman, had four children with her and has lived a full life, but he never abandoned the dream of returning home. After finally coming back to Ukraine to see his relatives and visit his parents' graves for the first time, he still can't decide whether it was better that he survived or if he should have ended up just another unknown soldier lost in the turmoil of war. SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy FOLLOW US RTD WEBSITE: https://RTD.rt.com/ RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc RTD ON INSTAGRAM http://instagram.com/rt_documentary/ RTD LIVE https://rtd.rt.com/on-air/
Views: 992699 RT Documentary
Migingo: The Iron clad Island. The most densely populated island in Africa
 
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Tiny Migingo is one of the most densely populated islands in the world. In the middle of Lake Victoria, it’s home to Ugandan and Kenyan fishermen and their families. RT Doc’s Peter Scott paid a visit to find out how more than a thousand people live on a rock half the size of a football pitch. Migingo is a small island in East Africa’s Lake Victoria, the world's second largest fresh water lake, bordering Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya. There’s a sovereignty dispute over Migingo Island between Uganda and Kenya but while the governments of the two countries may argue over the tiny piece of land, both Ugandan and Kenyan fishing families live here peacefully side-by-side. Migingo life is dictated by the catch and that varies depending on many factors. Beyond nature, one of the main dangers for the fishermen, and their catch, is local pirates. They’ve been known to rob and even kill their ill-fated victims, making the lake a dangerous place to work. Even though the island is roughly half the size of a football pitch, it has everything a town needs. There’s a restaurant, a pharmacy with a doctor and even a hotel where RT Doc’s Peter Scott stayed, he sampled the local food and entertainment, meeting fishermen and traders who spoke of life on the island. It’s a close community, literally, where they’ve learned a few things about effective space management. Peter had one big question; why does everyone keep living in such squalid and cramped conditions when there are two bigger and completely uninhabited islands nearby? Legend has it that the other two islands are haunted but is that really why fishermen won’t settle there? At first, Migingo was described to Peter as a hostile and dangerous place, where strangers weren’t welcome, but that myth was soon dispelled when the islanders proved to be hospitable hosts, eager to talk and happy to share their memories of the island and their opinions about its future. Migingo and its people revealed in a fascinating insight into life in a small community. SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get cool documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy FOLLOW US RTD WEBSITE: http://RTD.rt.com/ RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc RTD ON INSTAGRAM http://instagram.com/rt_documentary/ RTD LIVE http://rtd.rt.com/on-air/
Views: 1198409 RT Documentary
The White Helmets: Clipart with Boris Malagurski
 
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The Russian military claims to have staged footage of the upcoming chemical attack on the Syrian city of Idlib. The video reportedly includes scenes of White Helmets operatives treating supposed victims. Boris Malagurski explains how the organization helps justify attacks on the Syrian government forces. SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy FOLLOW US RTD WEBSITE: https://RTD.rt.com/ RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc RTD ON INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/rtd_documentary/ RTD LIVE https://rtd.rt.com/on-air/
Views: 19761 RT Documentary
Zabbaleen: Trash Town. A whole community in Egypt that lives on rubbish
 
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Tens of thousands of people live in Zabbaleen, on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt, they all make a living out of recycling the entire capital city’s refuse. Their whole town is practically a giant dump and it provides them with almost everything they need: from kids’ toys to fodder for livestock. Even their pigs play an important part in recycling food waste. Most important of all though, the dump provides livelihoods for the people of Zabbaleen. Every one of the rubbish collectors plays their own part, gathering, transporting or sorting the rubbish. Collectively, everyone in the community performs a highly efficient job of recycling Cairo’s refuse. This allows the trash town to be self-sufficient and largely independent from the rest of the city. The place has its own rules, everyone is allocated their own patch of Cairo, no one would think of collecting from someone else’s area. Zabbaleen even has an unofficial mayor. Trash town has its own shops, cafes and a local school for the children. Of course it’s every Zabbaleen parent’s dream for their child to get a good education so they can build a better life elsewhere. More commonly though, the kids start working on the dump at a young age and follow in their parents’ footsteps to become rubbish collectors as well. The people of Zabbaleen do wish their lives weren’t as hard but feel no shame in their occupation. They see their work as socially important and pride themselves in providing for their families. After all, it’s a dirty job but someone has to do it. SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy FOLLOW US RTD WEBSITE: http://RTD.rt.com/ RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc RTD ON INSTAGRAM http://instagram.com/rt_documentary/ RTD LIVE http://rtd.rt.com/on-air/
Views: 1779877 RT Documentary
Ballet, Sweat and Tears: The painful journey from young hopeful to prima ballerina
 
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More films about dance: https://rtd.rt.com/tags/dance/ Becoming a professional ballerina is a journey that begins at a young age and is extremely competitive. We meet young girls devoting their lives to the profession, as well as the women, who end up on the very top, performing on stage at the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg. “Don Quixote”, “Carmen Suite” and “Nutcracker” are among the greatest ballets, popular with fans all over the world. Viewers enjoy the beauty and glory of the ballet universe,perhaps unaware that a ballerinas’ precise pirouettes and elegant steps are the result of many hours of exhaustive training and rehearsal. It takes a lifetime of hard work and dedication to prove themselves worthy of a major role. However, only very few are destined to perform solo parts, the rest will continue to dance in the corps de ballet. Real life for a ballerina is a long way from the fairytale roles they depict on stage. Young girls spend many hours in tough training and endless castings to show off their perfect form and talent. From childhood they devote their lives to a professional path through ballet academies, shut away from family and friends. They have no personal time, their days are given over to endless practice from early morning to late at night. In addition to a harsh training schedule and permanent diet, many talented young dancers must contend with cruel whispers and taunting giggles from jealous rivals. However stamina and a strong will help them to pursue their dream of dancing solo on the world-famous Bolshoi and Mariinsky stages. Being a professional ballet dancer demands real strength and fitness in both miond and body. Russia’s most famous and celebrated prima ballerina, Diana Vishneva, knows firsthand, the real cost of achieving success and adoration from an audience. RT Doc lifts the veil on the ballet world and meets the young girls who sacrifice the best of their lives to the art of classical dance. SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy FOLLOW US RTD WEBSITE: https://RTD.rt.com/ RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc RTD ON INSTAGRAM http://instagram.com/rt_documentary/ RTD LIVE https://rtd.rt.com/on-air/
Views: 2428562 RT Documentary
WAR WITNESS: Heritage. 1.Stepan Karnaukhov: Operation Bagration.
 
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More films on WWII: https://rtd.rt.com/tags/wwii/ Stepan Karnaukhov participated in the liberation of Belarus, Poland and the Baltic States. Known as Operation Bagration, it has come to be regarded as one of the greatest offensives in history. Stepan tells of the hardships that he and his fellow soldiers endured on their way to victory. 2015 marks 70 years since the end of World War II – one of the bloodiest conflicts in the history of mankind. Some of those who helped to win the war and protect the world from the Nazi threat are still alive today. Real stories of veterans and survivors of the Great Patriotic War. http://warwitness.rt.com/ http://rtd.rt.com/ SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy FOLLOW US RTD WEBSITE: https://RTD.rt.com/ RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc RTD ON INSTAGRAM http://instagram.com/rt_documentary/ RTD LIVE https://rtd.rt.com/on-air/
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Dying to dive. Search for serenity with world's top freedivers. Extended 52 min version
 
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More films about diving: https://rtd.rt.com/tags/diving/ Freediving is a sport that involves swimming underwater without breathing apparatus. For those who do it though, it’s much more than that; it’s a life-long romance with the sea, a search for metaphysical enlightenment in the serene world beneath the waves, it’s a whole lifestyle. Russian freedivers have long been among the best, with numerous world records to their names. One major piece of freediving equipment, the monofin, was created in Russia. Freediving is a dangerous activity; despite many precautions, one mistake or accidental overestimation of your abilities can have serious consequences. Nevertheless, the mesmerising lure of the underwater world and the competitive spirit of freediving nearly always outweigh any thoughts about the risk. On August 2, 2015, Natalia Molchanova from Russia, acknowledged as one of the world’s best freedivers, disappeared off the Spanish coast. She was a celebrity in the freediving world, having broken more than 40 world records and set up her own school. For her, Freediving was a philosophy, a way of finding harmony with the world and now her legacy continues, partly with her students but most of all, in the achievements of her son, Aleksey. SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy FOLLOW US RTD WEBSITE: https://RTD.rt.com/ RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc RTD ON INSTAGRAM http://instagram.com/rt_documentary/ RTD LIVE https://rtd.rt.com/on-air/
Views: 261253 RT Documentary
Seven Seas of Ice: Russia's icebreakers traverse top of the world
 
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More films about the Arctic: https://rtd.rt.com/tags/arctic/ From the big red ships that seamen call their "knights" to the smaller white ships that can enter frozen river estuaries, Russia's icebreakers pave the way through the frozen arctic for commercial vessels and military convoys, allowing passage between Russia's European ports and the Pacific. They are a reliable and indispensable addition to any trans-Arctic ocean voyage. Join RT as we team up with the crew of one of these amazing nuclear-powered vessels as it traverses the top of the world. SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy FOLLOW US RTD WEBSITE: https://RTD.rt.com/ RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc RTD ON INSTAGRAM http://instagram.com/rt_documentary/ RTD LIVE https://rtd.rt.com/on-air/
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Submarines of the Northern Fleet: The Beast Division - Part 1
 
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With Combat Approved, get aboard the submarines of the Northern Fleet ‘Beast Division’ for a closer look at these mighty Shchuka-B class boats. These attack submarines form the backbone of the unit and have equally bellicose names: Panther, Cheetah, Tiger, Wolf, Wild Boar, and Leopard. Despite being third generation submarines, the underwater ‘predators’ have proved reliable carrying out missions to track potentially dangerous vessels and to defend strategic subs all while staying invisible. Combat Approved goes to the Gadzhiyevo base in the Murmansk region for a unique opportunity to climb inside the Panther. The crew gives a tour of the main control room, while posters in the mess hall remind servicemen of NATO aircraft characteristics, overseen by the ‘Beast Division’ insignia. With Combat Approved, visit the Nerpa shipyard to see the Wild Boar under repair, and take a look at the training facility where submariners hone their survival skills for all kinds of emergencies. For more about the sea ‘beasts’ and those serving on them, tune in for the full episode. SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy FOLLOW US RTD WEBSITE: https://RTD.rt.com/ RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc RTD ON INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/rtdocumentaries/ RTD LIVE https://rtd.rt.com/on-air/
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Isaac. The Story of a Little Giant. Heroic and cute, the landmine-detecting super rats!
 
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More films about demining: https://rtd.rt.com/films/bomb-squad-explosives-disposal/#part-1 A non-governmental organisation based in Tanzania, APOPO (Anti-Personnel Landmines Removal Product Development), breeds African giant pouched rats and trains them to detect explosives. The rodents are then sent to sniff out landmines in places like Vietnam, Lao PDR, Angola and Cambodia. The rats’ sharp sense of smell, intelligence and ability to learn fast make them perfect candidates for the task. They are indispensable helpers for landmine-disposal experts. Their work means mine-free land can be restored and lives saved. The rodents, nicknamed HeroRATs for their heroism, are social animals, which helps them to get used to working with humans. Their large cheek pouches (hence the name “pouched rats”) give them a hamster-like appearance and cuteness. They are good at following commands and memorising what is expected of them. One of these HeroRATs is Isaac, who an RT Doc film crew met when he was a baby. Together with his siblings, he undergoes training in APOPO, learning all the ins and outs of explosives’ detection. When he’s ready for missions, he’s sent to Cambodia, where they suffer more landmine accidents a year than any other country. Millions of dormant landmines pose a threat to citizens and tourists alike, and have a bad effect on development and economic growth. Now, Isaac is there to sort it out! SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy FOLLOW US RTD WEBSITE: https://RTD.rt.com/ RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc RTD ON INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/rtd_documentary_channel/ RTD LIVE https://rtd.rt.com/on-air/
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Ballet a la Russe (E3) A ballet school newbie gets a lead role. Will she cope?
 
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More films about Russian ballet: https://rtd.rt.com/tags/ballet/ Sofia Valiulina is one of the new recruits at the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet. She’s top of her class, and together with two other girls is given the part of Masha (Clara) in Tchaikovsky’s ballet “The Nutcracker”. It’s the first time that first graders are being trusted with the part and it means a lot of responsibility and pressure. Sofia is aware that with two other girls also learning the part, she could have it taken away from her at any moment. With this competition in mind, she must work hard to impress her teachers. Meanwhile, professional ballet dancer Arutyun decides to get back to work after a recent foot operation. He goes against his doctor’s advice and takes full responsibility for his actions. His passion for ballet stops him from waiting for his injury to fully heal. To minimise the risks, his friend suggests some changes in Arutyun’s dancing routine. As the performance commences, something strange begins to happen on stage – one by one, dancers start to fall. While the cause remains unknown, Arutyun must do his best to avoid this fate, as it could be very dangerous for a foot that’s still not fully healed. SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy FOLLOW US RTD WEBSITE: https://RTD.rt.com/ RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc RTD ON INSTAGRAM http://instagram.com/rt_documentary/ RTD LIVE https://rtd.rt.com/on-air/
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Winner Takes it All: Pain and Gain of Russian Rhythmic Gymnasts
 
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Irina Viner is a legendary Russian rhythmic gymnastics coach. Her athletes have won a myriad of accolades in the biggest international competitions. Take a look behind the scenes of their incredible performances and find out what it takes to train star gymnasts. Rhythmic gymnastics originated in Russia. The country has also been setting the bar in the sport for many years. Russian rhythmic gymnasts are famous all over the world and their legendary coach Irina Viner is said to have had a revolutionary impact. She has trained many famous athletes and created routines for them that have wowed international judges. Her love for children and insistence on strict discipline combine perfectly to get outstanding results from her gymnasts. She always strives to find an individual approach to each of her athletes and to figure out the best way to motivate them. Her grateful students appreciate her efforts and are prepared to work their utmost to please their coach and make her proud. A gymnast’s career is typically over by the time she turns 21-22 years old. Until then she must put her whole life on hold if she wants to achieve outstanding results in the sport. The gruelling training schedule leaves young women no time for normal teenage activities, even dating. They also have to adhere to a strict diet as every gymnast is given a personal weight limit which she must not exceed. It takes a lot of stamina and resilience to stay on top of their game; and often hard work can do more for an athlete than being naturally gifted. But they all believe it’s worth it. For athletes to compete professionally, rhythmic gymnastics must become an obsession. They love this sport with all their hearts and are prepared to make the sacrifices. Such dedication is rewarded with top places on world podiums and international recognition. Their role model is Alina Kabaeva, winner of all the Grand Slam titles, and whose multiple achievements mean her name has been written into the history of world rhythmic gymnastics forever. Nowadays Alina organises rhythmic gymnastics festivals, allowing children who enjoy this sport to showcase their talents. These events are very inclusive and athletic ability is no barrier to taking part. At the same time, they help young hopefuls to get noticed and have the potential to kick-start a child’s career in the sport. SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy FOLLOW US RTD WEBSITE: https://RTD.rt.com/ RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc RTD ON INSTAGRAM http://instagram.com/rt_documentary/ RTD LIVE https://rtd.rt.com/on-air/
Views: 1054602 RT Documentary
Submarines of the Northern Fleet: Beast Division - Part 2
 
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Take a tour of Shchuka-B class submarines with Combat Approved. These third-generation nuclear-powered subs have been serving in Russia’s Northern Fleet for three decades and are still going strong. Learn their secrets, as the crew of a sub named Pantera describe their lives on these underwater predators and explain what makes them so special. SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy FOLLOW US RTD WEBSITE: https://RTD.rt.com/ RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc RTD ON INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/rtdocumentaries/ RTD LIVE https://rtd.rt.com/on-air/
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Largest model railway of Russia - Russia in miniature
 
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It contains detailed replicas of many of Russia's signature buildings and is home to hundreds of thousands of tiny plastic residents from all walks of life. What started as one man's hobby became not only a model railway of Russia, but an 800 square metre model of the country itself. How does this team of intrepid engineers and designers hope to depict life as it really is? SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy FOLLOW US RTD WEBSITE: http://RTD.rt.com/ RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc RTD ON INSTAGRAM http://instagram.com/rt_documentary/ RTD LIVE http://rtd.rt.com/on-air/
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ToxiCity: life at Agbobloshie, the world's largest e-waste dump in Ghana
 
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E-waste, the term given to discarded electronic appliances, is often shipped by developed nations to poorer countries such as Ghana. RTD visits the country's most infamous dumping ground, Agbogbloshie. Locals call it “Sodom and Gomorrah” after the infamous Biblical sin cities. Its air and soil are polluted with toxic chemicals, while extreme poverty, child labour and criminal gangs are also rife. Learn more https://rtd.rt.com/films/toxicity/ RTD WEBSITE: https://RTD.rt.com/ RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc RTD ON INSTAGRAM http://instagram.com/rt_documentary/ RTD LIVE http://rtd.rt.com/on-air/
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Ballet a la Russe (E1) A make-or-break show for a young graduate of the Vaganova Ballet Academy
 
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More films about Russian Ballet: https://rtd.rt.com/tags/ballet/ In the first episode we meet two young ballerinas who are at the opposite ends of their student careers at the famous Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet. Renata Shakirova is a graduate whose talent and dedication have secured her a solo part in the Vaganova Academy’s graduate show. For the first time in nearly 30 years, it will be performed in Moscow – inside the Kremlin walls, in fact. This puts a lot of pressure on the dancers, particularly, the prima ballerinas. In addition, the Academy’s rector and famous Russian dancer, Nikolay Tsiskaridze, wants his show to prove his critics wrong. His appointment as the head of the school caused controversy in the media, and this needs to be put to bed. The stakes are high and failure is not an option. Renata Shakirova has to give her performance her all and make sure the graduation show is a triumph. The other young ballerina is Sofia Valiulina, one of the Academy’s new recruits. She finds Renata an inspiration and dreams of becoming a prima, just like her role model. It’s almost impossible to get into the prestigious Vaganova Academy, and even harder to make it all the way to graduation. Sofia will have to dedicate her whole life to dance. However, the making of a ballerina is often a family effort. Her mother, Gulnaz, had to leave her high-flying job in order to move to St. Petersburg with her daughter. Now she will need to find work here, in the knowledge that if she fails, she will be forced to leave her daughter to stay in the Academy’s accommodation, while she returns to her home town. Many young ballet students have to live on their own, but Gulnaz and Sofia can’t bear the thought of parting. SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy FOLLOW US RTD WEBSITE: https://RTD.rt.com/ RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc RTD ON INSTAGRAM http://instagram.com/rt_documentary/ RTD LIVE https://rtd.rt.com/on-air/
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The Refueller: Docking Masters. Russia’s Il-78 refuelling tanker
 
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The range of an aircraft is limited by how much fuel it can carry, but luckily some can take advantage of a filling station in the sky to extend their flying time and avoid the need to land. Hitch a ride on Russia’s Il-78 airborne tanker, and the military planes that rely on it to stay airborne. In Combat Approved, flyers and engineers show the technology of the mid-air refuelling and explain just how dangerous it can be. Host Aleksey Egorov tries to refuel a MiG-29 in a simulator, while correspondent Ilya Losev experiences the real thing in the giant Il-78. SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy FOLLOW US RTD WEBSITE: https://RTD.rt.com/ RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc RTD ON INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/rtdocumentaries/ RTD LIVE https://rtd.rt.com/on-air/
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WAR WITNESS: Heritage. 34. Eduard Zimovets. Sachsenhausen concentration camp survivor.
 
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More films on WWII: https://rtd.rt.com/tags/wwii/ 2015 marks 70 years since the end of World War II – one of the bloodiest conflicts in the history of mankind. Some of those who helped to win the war and protect the world from the Nazi threat are still alive today. Real stories of veterans and survivors of the Great Patriotic War. http://warwitness.rt.com/ http://rtd.rt.com/ SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy FOLLOW US RTD WEBSITE: https://RTD.rt.com/ RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc RTD ON INSTAGRAM http://instagram.com/rt_documentary/ RTD LIVE https://rtd.rt.com/on-air/
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Switched At Birth: Story of two children switched at maternity hospital by mistake
 
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As a result of a mistake at a maternity hospital, two boys were raised in the wrong families and never knew why they looked so different from their parents and siblings. But one day the truth came out. Twenty years ago, two women gave birth to two boys, a blond and a brunet, on the same day at the same maternity hospital. The brunet grew up in a happy fair-haired family and the blond was raised in a depressive atmosphere of poverty amid the father's constant suspicions about his wife's adultery. Later on, his father passed away and left the woman and her son to survive on their own in a remote northern city. When both boys found out who their real parents were, their lives changed dramatically. Is there a winner in the chess game destiny has played with these people’s lives? SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy FOLLOW US RTD WEBSITE: http://RTD.rt.com/ RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc RTD ON INSTAGRAM http://instagram.com/rt_documentary/ RTD LIVE http://rtd.rt.com/on-air/
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ClipArt with Boris Malagurski. ‘Libyan Denuclearization Model’ for North Korea’s Kim Jong Un
 
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In this episode of Clipart, Boris Malagurski gives historical perspective on the wisdom of accepting the ‘Libyan Model’ for denuclearization that the US has proffered to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy FOLLOW US RTD WEBSITE: https://RTD.rt.com/ RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc RTD ON INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/rtd_documentary_channel/ RTD LIVE https://rtd.rt.com/on-air/
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Dance of the Little Swans Extended version 48 min. Vaganova Ballet Academy Auditions Young Dancers
 
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Extended version. Director's cut. Many young girls dream of becoming ballerinas, but only very few are prepared to apply the all-out effort and make the sacrifices that this dream demands. The famous Vaganova Ballet Academy in St.Petersburg welcomes the most talented and determined young dancers, but it makes them no promises. Being a professional ballet dancer is an exhausting job. To live a fairy-tale on stage, ballet dancers have to suffer for their art behind the scenes: they follow a gruelling training schedule and stick to a strict diet. From an early age, they live in the ballet academy so that they can dedicate the most time possible to their training. As a consequence they are separated from their families. They leave their friends and their schools behind, and enter a new, very competitive environment, where it’s difficult to form friendships as their classmates are also their rivals. However, young hopefuls who make these sacrifices may find they are not enough to achieve their dreams. On top of all their hard work, professional ballerinas must have the right physique and be good looking. Besides, the challenging training regime may lead to injuries that can potentially put an end to their careers. Still, none of this deters young girls who are in love with dance and are determined to make it their career. They travel from across Russia to St. Petersburg, where they audition to enter the world-renowned Vaganova Ballet Academy. They are ready to trade a carefree childhood for a chance to become ballerinas and shine on stage. However, very few of them will be accepted to study in the famous academy since it has very high standards. As many of its past graduates have become international ballet stars, it has a rich heritage and a reputation that must be maintained. Vaganova Ballet Academy was founded in 1738 by Imperial Decree of Empress Anna in the then-capital of Russia, St. Petersburg. Initially it was named the Imperial Ballet School, but as times and the country’s political systems changed, so did its titles. In 1957, the school was renamed in honour of its teacher, Agrippina Vaganova, who became famous for developing the method of classical ballet training that is still taught there. Head of Vaganova Ballet Academy is Nikolay Tsiskaridze, former Principle Dancer of The Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. He holds the title of People's Artist of Russia and has received numerous other honours and accolades. Over his career, Nikolai Tsiskaridze has performed over 70 roles in major classical and contemporary ballets. Prior to joining the Vaganova Ballet School, he taught at the Bolshoi Theatre as well as at the Moscow Ballet Academy. He has been a member of the President's Council for Culture and Arts since 2011. Today, the Academy has 340 students, and competition for a place here is extremely tough. Each year, thousands of children audition, but only around 70 are accepted. In total, only about half of each year's intake will complete the eight year curriculum and graduate. Those who persevere are rewarded with contracts with the leading ballet companies in Russia and abroad. RT Doc meets some of the young hopefuls storming the doors of the famous Academy to find out more about the dream they share, and to follow them on their first steps towards achieving it. SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy FOLLOW US RTD WEBSITE: https://RTD.rt.com/ RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc RTD ON INSTAGRAM http://instagram.com/rt_documentary/ RTD LIVE https://rtd.rt.com/on-air/
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Occupy Tower: Living in the world’s tallest slum - the "Tower of David"
 
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More films about homelessness: https://rtd.rt.com/tags/homelessness/ An abandoned skyscraper in Caracas has become a shelter for many people with nowhere else to go. In less than 20 years, its residents created a fully-functioning ‘state inside the state’, with its own infrastructure, taxes and even an elected president. Despite the difficult living conditions, those moving out into proper apartments are nevertheless nostalgic about their experience of living in the 45-storey skyscraper. SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy FOLLOW US RTD WEBSITE: https://RTD.rt.com/ RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc RTD ON INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/rtd_documentary_channel/ RTD LIVE https://rtd.rt.com/on-air/
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Madman of the Cathedral. Former monk spends 50 years building a church on his own
 
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More films about religion: https://rtd.rt.com/tags/religion/ For over half a century, former Spanish monk, Don Justo has been building a grand cathedral in Mejorada del Campo, his hometown on the outskirts of Madrid. He is now 91 and his life’s work is still unfinished. He calls it Nuestra Señora del Pilar, while the locals simply refer to as “Don Justo’s Cathedral”. It has been made from recycled materials and construction site leftovers. It has largely been built by Don Justo himself, with no blueprints, no initial design and no calculations, just his own intuition. With its imposing pillars, stained glass windows, massive domes, palatial staircases, crypt, library and various chapels, the cathedral provides visiting architects with a puzzle and attracts both tourists and pilgrims. Don Justo, however, seems to care little about the buzz his unique creation causes, humbly receiving both praise and criticism. He remains confident that, whatever people may say, he will answer to no one but God for how the cathedral turns out. He has mainly worked alone, but occasionally Don Justo has been assisted by relatives and volunteers. However, spending his substantial inheritance on the cathedral has alienated family members. For the past 20 years, a local called Angel has helped him. Don Justo sacrificed his wealth, family and life time on the altar of his cathedral – a monumental symbol of his faith. However, the building has never been granted planning permission or benediction from any church authority, which means that its destiny remains uncertain. SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy FOLLOW US RTD WEBSITE: https://RTD.rt.com/ RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc RTD ON INSTAGRAM http://instagram.com/rt_documentary/ RTD LIVE https://rtd.rt.com/on-air/
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The Curious Case of my Face: Children living with rapid aging of the skin desease
 
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More films about rare health conditions: https://rtd.rt.com/search/?q=condition These people look decades older than their real age. This is due to a genetic condition that affects their skin's elasticity: dermatochalasia. While their bodies and souls are still young, their faces trick others into believing otherwise. SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy FOLLOW US RTD WEBSITE: http://RTD.rt.com/ RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc RTD ON INSTAGRAM http://instagram.com/rt_documentary/ RTD LIVE http://rtd.rt.com/on-air/
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Tough Love. Challenging Vietnam’s abortion rate, one baby at a time.
 
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More films about Vietnam: https://rtd.rt.com/tags/vietnam/ Phuc Tong has quite an unusual family, multiple adopted kids and they all owe him their lives. This Vietnamese man helps expecting mothers who find themselves in a desperate situation. Being pregnant out of wedlock carries severe social stigma here, bringing shame on a family. Relatives are rarely eager to help and so, left with no support, many women choose to terminate unplanned pregnancies, a story so common in Vietnam that it has Asia’s highest abortion rate. Phuc Tong hopes to change things, one baby at a time. He gives shelter to pregnant girls with nowhere else to go and tries to convince them to keep their babies. If a woman can’t afford to raise her child, Phuc Tong will take care of the baby until she is able to take on her parental responsibilities, often though, the mothers never return, leaving the child with Phuc Tong, who thinks of all his adoptive children as his own. Phuc Tong sees taking care of children abandoned by their mothers as his mission in life. Even when he can’t save a baby, he still hopes to save the unborn’s soul. For 12 years, he has buried aborted babies, giving them names that he writes on tombstones in his backyard cemetery. Some doubt the complete selflessness of his charity, others his talents as a foster parent, but these children are living proof that he does make a difference. SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy FOLLOW US RTD WEBSITE: https://RTD.rt.com/ RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc RTD ON INSTAGRAM http://instagram.com/rt_documentary/ RTD LIVE https://rtd.rt.com/on-air/
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Ballet a la Russe (E5) The perks and sacrifices of going on tour.
 
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More films about Russian ballet: https://rtd.rt.com/tags/ballet/ The Russian Ballet ensemble continues their tour of Germany. Anna can’t wait to enjoy her day off, but all of a sudden she’s required to join the dancers in “Swan Lake”. To add to her disappointment, she discovers that she won’t be dancing the leading role. On the bright side, she and Vladimir – her boyfriend and dance partner – finally get a chance to take a stroll around a German city. It’s a luxury their schedule doesn’t normally allow for. They enjoy the quaint beauty of Chemnitz before the team heads off to Frankfurt. Meanwhile, Dmitry learns that his baby daughter, whom he hasn’t seen for two months, has taken her first steps. He’s upset to have missed this important milestone in his child’s life. On top of this distress, he is also succumbing to a cold. Suddenly he is tasked with dancing two shows in a row. This amounts to a gruelling 4.5-hour performance. Will his professionalism get him through, or will it prove too much for the dancer? SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy FOLLOW US RTD WEBSITE: https://RTD.rt.com/ RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc RTD ON INSTAGRAM http://instagram.com/rt_documentary/ RTD LIVE https://rtd.rt.com/on-air/
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The Swifts and The Russian Knights. Behind incredible air stunts by MiG-29s & Su-27s
 
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Watch Combat Approved series: https://rtd.rt.com/series/combat-approved-series/ Meet Russia's elite aerobatic teams, the Swifts (Strizhi) and the Russian Knights, known worldwide for their impressive air-show stunts. High-speed manoeuvres mere centimetres apart in heavy Su-27 and MiG-29 fighter jets require nerves of steel and extensive training. The Russian aces show how they learn to fly dramatic dead loops, spins and rolls, as well as the most impressive performance of all – a joint flying in a tight diamond formation. Just don’t forget to breathe as you watch! SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy FOLLOW US RTD WEBSITE: https://RTD.rt.com/ RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc RTD ON INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/rtd_documentary/ RTD LIVE https://rtd.rt.com/on-air/
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Triplets and Trios - Newborn Russia (E50)
 
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Complete series: https://rtd.rt.com/films/newborn-russia-series/ Where do Russians come from? In modern Russia, life usually begins at state-run maternity hospitals; it is up to these medical establishments to deliver new babies into the world. RTd takes you inside the delivery room, where you'll meet expectant mothers, nervous fathers, and the men and women whose task it is to perform deliveries and face any challenges that stand in the way. SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy FOLLOW US RTD WEBSITE: http://RTD.rt.com/ RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc RTD ON INSTAGRAM http://instagram.com/rt_documentary/ RTD LIVE http://rtd.rt.com/on-air/
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Lost: Russian Style (Winter Survival Guide)
 
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More films with James Brown: https://rtd.rt.com/search/?q=james+brown Ice fishing is supposed to be one of the most relaxing Russian winter pastimes- peace, solitude and a chance to commune with nature. But what if you had no way to get home? What if you had to get far closer to that nature than you'd ever thought possible? Join James Brown and his friend Grigory Sokolov for a weekendthey'll never forget, stranded in the forests of the frozen North. SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy FOLLOW US RTD WEBSITE: https://RTD.rt.com/ RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc RTD ON INSTAGRAM http://instagram.com/rt_documentary/ RTD LIVE https://rtd.rt.com/on-air/
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Food poisoning on board & a tough decision – Trans-Siberian Odyssey (E7)
 
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Complete Trans-Siberian Odyssey: https://rtd.rt.com/films/trans-siberian-odyssey/ Problems plague the Rossiya train, as an electrical glitch affecting the heating system proves hard to fix. The crew must resort to coal to heat the carriages, leaving Lyudmila glad she pilfered a bit back in Vladivostok. To fix the problem, the carriages must be rearranged, but head conductor Sergey has trouble reaching Moscow for permission and must decide whether to put his neck on the line by ordering the change himself. To make matters worse, a 7-year-old girl comes down with food poisoning. SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy FOLLOW US RTD WEBSITE: http://RTD.rt.com/ RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc RTD ON INSTAGRAM http://instagram.com/rt_documentary/ RTD LIVE http://rtd.rt.com/on-air/
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A Worrying Time - Newborn Russia (E39)
 
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Complete series: https://rtd.rt.com/films/newborn-russia-series/ Where do Russians come from? In modern Russia, life usually begins at state-run maternity hospitals; it is up to these medical establishments to deliver new babies into the world. RTd takes you inside the delivery room, where you'll meet expectant mothers, nervous fathers, and the men and women whose task it is to perform deliveries and face any challenges that stand in the way. SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy FOLLOW US RTD WEBSITE: http://RTD.rt.com/ RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc RTD ON INSTAGRAM http://instagram.com/rt_documentary/ RTD LIVE http://rtd.rt.com/on-air/
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Shamans of Siberia: powerful healers chosen by spirits
 
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More films about Siberia: https://rtd.rt.com/tags/siberia/ In windswept Siberia, shamans have for generations cured illnesses without touching their patients, sung with their diaphragms and controlled the weather. Some can travel over long distances and even levitate, hovering above the birch trees. They regularly communicate with kind and evil spirits. One of them, Tyurgen, manages to balance shamanism with life in industrial Chelyabinsk. Apart from his spiritual activities, he practices a unique musical style - electronic music with folk instruments, throat singing, and folklore-inspired lyrics. We also meet a doctor of anthropology who explains what really goes on in a shaman's brain when he is in a trance state. SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy FOLLOW US RTD WEBSITE: https://RTD.rt.com/ RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc RTD ON INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/rtd_documentary_channel/ RTD LIVE https://rtd.rt.com/on-air/
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Cry of a River. The trouble with India’s toilets and drinking water.
 
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More films about India: https://rtd.rt.com/tags/india/ It’s surprising how long we can live without food, but without water, survival is impossible, that’s why it’s the most precious of our natural resources. Now though, only 1% of the world reserves are safely drinkable. Yet, we consistently fail to see or treat water as the life-giving treasure that it really is. Supplies are being contaminated with industrial and biological waste, aggravating a water crisis that is already crippling countries in every continent. Even India, which has tended to treat its waters with respect and awe, famously worshipping the River Ganges, has a cautionary tale to tell. Hindu people believe that if their sacred Ganges should ever be lost, the Universe would disappear too. Locals who have lived and worked on the river since childhood confirm that water quality has deteriorated dramatically over the years. For generations it has been the local custom to cremate the deceased and scatter their ashes on the river. However, many poor people can’t even afford firewood, they often resort to water burials in the river without burning, inevitably, this causes even more pollution. As serious as the health risks are, that is just a small part of the Ganges’ wider pollution problems. Two other major factors are contributing to the river’s toxic decline; raw sewage flows directly into the once sacred water and factories dump huge quantities of chemical waste. The proper disposal of human waste is a pressing issue in India with proper toilets a rarity in rural areas. Many millions of villagers never even consider installing a regular toilet, held back either by poverty or blind acceptance of the status quo. Defecating in streets and fields is unsanitary and leads to the faecal contamination of ground water and so, waterborne diseases are commonplace. The government is attempting to address the problem with financial support and education initiatives for villagers. Progress is slow though; there are already places in India where local water reserves are now unfit for human consumption, or even for agriculture. Kolkata for example, on the Ganges Delta, has an abundance of water but the city has to depend on freshwater deliveries because its own supplies are so contaminated, they can’t even be used for laundry let alone drinking. SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy FOLLOW US RTD WEBSITE: https://RTD.rt.com/ RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc RTD ON INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/rtd_documentary_channel/ RTD LIVE https://rtd.rt.com/on-air/
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K-433 Svyatoy Georgiy Pobedonosets: Nuclear Triad Workhorse
 
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Watch Combat Approved series: https://rtd.rt.com/series/combat-approved-series/ The K-433 underwater cruiser is part of Project 667, a BDR Kalmar-class (Delta III) submarine carrying 16 missiles each with a range of 9,000-kilometres. Combat Approved takes a look at life and work aboard this veteran Russian sub. SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy FOLLOW US RTD WEBSITE: https://RTD.rt.com/ RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc RTD ON INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/rtd_documentary/ RTD LIVE https://rtd.rt.com/on-air/
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A Pirate's Nightmare: Russia's Special Operations Craft
 
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Russia’s new Special Operations Craft, also known as Project 02800, was designed to quickly deploy up to 10 marines or Special Forces soldiers on offensive operations. It can be docked aboard a mother ship and launched in just 30 seconds without stopping. Join Combat Approved to check out a boat that's state-of-the-art and armed-to-the-teeth! SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy FOLLOW US RTD WEBSITE: https://RTD.rt.com/ RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc RTD ON INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/rtd_documentary/ RTD LIVE https://rtd.rt.com/on-air/
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Ballet a la Russe (E6) Partners on stage and in life.
 
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More films about Russian ballet: https://rtd.rt.com/tags/ballet/ The Russian Ballet’s dancers are back from their successful but exhausting tour of Germany. Normally, they’d expect a week-long holiday after such an endeavour, but this time it’s different. Without being granted any time off, they commence rehearsals of their long-awaited show “The Last Tango”. The show had to be cancelled prior to the tour as the lead dancer, Anna, was ill. Now they have to make up for it. The concern is that Anna may be too tired to pull off her performance. Luckily, her dance partner, Vladimir, is also her boyfriend. He takes it upon himself to help Anna stay sharp and focused. With his support and occasional nudging, she manages to do the dance almost flawlessly. Lead dancers may be the true stars of the show, but the importance of teamwork for the success of a performance can’t be overstated. SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy FOLLOW US RTD WEBSITE: https://RTD.rt.com/ RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc RTD ON INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/rtd_documentary_channel/ RTD LIVE https://rtd.rt.com/on-air/
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The International Tchaikovsky Competition: Battle of the Keys
 
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The International Tchaikovsky Competition, first held over 50 years ago, is a highly prestigious award in the classical music world. It attracts well-established and less well-known musicians from all over the world. This film follows pianists. They all came hoping for glory and international recognition though only one can win. Film on RT Doc: http://rtd.rt.com/films/the-international-tchaikovsky-competition-battle/ http://RTD.rt.com/ http://twitter.com/RT_DOC http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary
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Golden Gamble. Gold mining in the Philippines, a dirty business
 
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More films about the Philippines: https://rtd.rt.com/tags/philippines/ - The use of child labour in the Philippine’s Paracale, or ‘Goldtown’, is widespread - Extracting gold involves diving into mud-filled shafts and using toxic mercury - Poverty and lack of alternative jobs force people into this highly dangerous work - Many die young due to work accidents or breathing problems, others develop chronic illness The Philippines’ town of Paracale was dubbed “Goldtown” for its rich deposits of the precious metal. Despite government attempts to regulate mining, illegal pits are still commonplace. They lack even the most basic health and safety and workers are exposed to toxic mercury fumes. Dirty water causes skin diseases and they live with the constant threat of being buried alive. Workers continue to take these risks day after day, because there is no other source of income. Many of the gold miners are children whose families can’t afford to send them to school. Some gold is panned on the surface, but a lot has to be extracted from underground. To do that, prospectors dive into narrow, mud-filled shafts, uses snorkelling masks and long tubes too breathe. If the mine collapses, they have no chance of escape. They have a saying here, ‘while you’re down the mine, you have one foot in the grave’. Several miners have already died that way, others from respiratory diseases caused by inhaling mercury fumes. The toxic metal is used in gold extraction with no safety precautions, so it poisons the air, the ground and the water, causing long-term harm to the whole community. Another danger to the inhabitants of Paracale comes from disused mines, abandoned and left open, waiting for unsuspecting victims to fall in. The business takes its toll on workers, their families and the community. They have been known to demonstrate, demanding safer working conditions, better pay and other job opportunities, but change is slow. Meanwhile, extreme poverty among people who produce one of the world’s most precious metals leaves them no option but to continue with this pitiless occupation. SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy FOLLOW US RTD WEBSITE: https://RTD.rt.com/ RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc RTD ON INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/rtd_documentary_channel/ RTD LIVE https://rtd.rt.com/on-air/
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Ballet a la Russe (E4) A Christmas tour of Europe, life on the road and lucky trousers.
 
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More films about Russian ballet: https://rtd.rt.com/tags/ballet/ Russian ballet dancers Anna and Vladimir go on a tour of Germany together with their team of 45. Their double-decker bus becomes a home for them for this period as they are constantly on the move between cities. Living on the road brings the team closer together but even inside the bus there is a hierarchy, with the best seats reserved for principal dancers. The German tour is a longstanding annual event for the team, which means they haven’t celebrated New Year with their families in years. Anna and Vladimir’s colleague Dmitry is a principal dancer who is performing the part of the Prince in “Swan Lake” as well as “The Nutcracker” – the most popular Christmas and New Year ballets. He keeps his lucky trousers with him wherever he goes. A woven, multi-coloured patchwork, they were designed to keep a dancer’s legs warm between the performances. He inherited them from other famous dancers and he considers them his lucky charm. SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy FOLLOW US RTD WEBSITE: https://RTD.rt.com/ RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc RTD ON INSTAGRAM http://instagram.com/rt_documentary/ RTD LIVE https://rtd.rt.com/on-air/
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Yasen-M: Destroyer of the Depths. Potent electronic weapons & supersonic missiles
 
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Watch Combat Approved series: https://rtd.rt.com/series/combat-approved-series/ The Yasen-M submarine is equipped with a new array of electronic weaponry and state-of-the-art missiles that can take out any warship in one strike. After being redesigned from the keel up, this rapid, yet silent vessel can be considered an entirely new class of submarine. Some are even calling it an ‘underwater fighter jet’. SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy FOLLOW US RTD WEBSITE: https://RTD.rt.com/ RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc RTD ON INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/rtd_documentary/ RTD LIVE https://rtd.rt.com/on-air/
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Beauty and the Bleach. Skin-whitening trend ravages Senegalese women
 
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Senegal hasn’t been ruled by France for over half a century, but its former coloniser still sets the tone here. Nowadays, that’s not only true in terms of clothing, but skin colour as well. Senegalese girls want to look like Europeans. Advertisements in magazines and on billboards display light-skinned models, insisting that this is what men like. Pharmacists have come to the rescue of fashion-conscious women. They offer pills and skin-lightening creams, but rarely warn the buyers of the possible catastrophic side effects of using them. These products have long been banned worldwide, but that doesn’t stop Senegalese women bent on flaunting a lighter skin shade. To see what sacrifices they’re willing to make for the sake of ‘beauty’ and find out more about the dangers of skin whitening, watch Beauty and the Bleach on RTD Documentaries. More films about Africa: https://rtd.rt.com/tags/africa/ SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy FOLLOW US RTD WEBSITE: https://RTD.rt.com/ RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc RTD ON INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/rtd_documentary_channel/ RTD LIVE https://rtd.rt.com/on-air/
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Rhythm of Chongqing: light rail, urban planning, food and tourism in China's megacity.
 
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More films about China: https://rtd.rt.com/tags/china/ The city of Chongqing is the largest in China and, according to some estimates, the world. Its total area equates to the whole of Austria and it has a population of around 32 million. Its obscurity may be because until recently it was no more than a village: its rapid growth began in WWII, when it became the temporary capital of China; and it was only in 1997 that the city merged with neighbouring prefectures to become a major metropolis. Despite not yet enjoying the global recognition that it deserves, the city welcomes hundreds of millions of local and foreign tourists every year. Among its main attractions is an intricate monorail road that winds through the mountains and urban landscape offering a stunning view of the city. Another of Chongqing’s signature experiences is the famous Chinese hot-pot that was invented in the city. Hot and spicy, with a generous dose of locally grown chili pepper, it was originally designed to help boatmen endure freezing winter temperatures. Today, Chinese hot-pot is a popular dish throughout the country but still a ‘must-try’ in its city of origin. The people of Chongqing take pride in their history, architecture and status as a major metropolis. RTD meets some of the citizens who contribute to Chongqing’s development and continue its heritage. SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy FOLLOW US RTD WEBSITE: https://RTD.rt.com/ RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc RTD ON INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/rtd_documentary_channel/ RTD LIVE https://rtd.rt.com/on-air/
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Ballet a la Russe (E8) Overcoming a serious injury to get back on stage
 
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More films about Russian ballet: https://rtd.rt.com/tags/ballet/ Anna and Ivan, two of the contestants from the Arabesque ballet competition, are fired up to compete again - this time in Sochi. Unfortunately, just a few weeks before the contest, Anna breaks her foot. She still hopes to recover in time, but her chances seem to shrink with every medical test she undergoes. Anna and Ivan are more than just dance partners, they are also husband and wife. Eventually, Ivan must decide whether to go to the contest alone or drop out. The pair are the lead dancers in the Natalya Sats Children’s Music Theatre. Today, however, Anna has to watch another dancer take her place on stage. One ballerina's misfortune is another one’s stroke of luck. However, no matter what the doctors say, Anna has no plans to be sidelined for long. Her choreographers encourage her to begin training asap. Ivan feels protective of his wife, but his concerns are dismissed by everyone else. Soon, however, Anna discovers that she has been given a much more difficult role than she anticipated. She is also aware that her contract prevents her from turning down a part. It seems she has little choice but to agree to it - will she cope? SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy FOLLOW US RTD WEBSITE: https://RTD.rt.com/ RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc RTD ON INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/rtd_documentary_channel/ RTD LIVE https://rtd.rt.com/on-air/
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The Baltic Fleet (E08): Taking exams and firing cannons from armoured vehicles
 
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Complete series: https://rtd.rt.com/films/the-baltic-fleet/ The crew of submarine Magnitogorsk receive the results of their exams and find out who of them are the brainiest. On board the corvette Soobrazitelny, lieutenant Karakash is getting ready for an exam as well. The results may well determine how successful his career will be. Meanwhile, the marines continue their training in an armoured vehicle – today they’ll be firing from the cannon. Step on board a corvette warship and take a deep sea submarine dive with Russia's famous Baltic Fleet. These two Russian Navy vessels are facing off against each other in a tense competition to win in a military exercise. Pick your side! Russia’s Baltic Fleet was formed in 1703 under Peter the Great and is the oldest formation in the Russian Navy. Throughout its history, it has fought in many military conflicts, defending its country’s borders and perfecting its battle techniques. Today it boasts the most modern vessels, formidable weaponry and experienced seamen the Russian Navy has to offer. Meet the crews of two of its vessels, the corvette Soobrazitelny and the submarine Magnitogorsk, to learn more about life in the Baltic Fleet. Joining the crew of Magnitogorsk, commanded by Captain Vladimir Nagornov, you'll find out about the procedures required for diving and surfacing, as well as certain superstitions shared by those on board. You'll also learn about the jobs required to keep the boat operational, how a submarine locates its targets covertly and discover more about the torpedoes it carries. Aleksandr Slonov, Commander of Soobrazitelny, and his crew will take you along to a military parade, give you a guided tour of the ship and explain how the corvette's missiles are launched. With marines joining its ranks, you'll get the opportunity to accompany them to an armoured vehicle test track, where you can pick up some tips about how to handle these impressively versatile vehicles. In the end, the two crews will engage in a competition to determine which of them is the best-prepared and most skilled in military combat. Pick your side and may the best team win. SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy FOLLOW US RTD WEBSITE: http://RTD.rt.com/ RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc RTD ON INSTAGRAM http://instagram.com/rt_documentary/ RTD LIVE http://rtd.rt.com/on-air/
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Dance of the Little Swans. Vaganova Academy auditions young dancers
 
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Many young girls dream of becoming ballerinas, but only very few are prepared to apply the all-out effort and make the sacrifices that this dream demands. The famous Vaganova Ballet Academy in St.Petersburg welcomes the most talented and determined young dancers, but it makes them no promises. Being a professional ballet dancer is an exhausting job. To live a fairy-tale on stage, ballet dancers have to suffer for their art behind the scenes: they follow a gruelling training schedule and stick to a strict diet. From an early age, they live in the ballet academy so that they can dedicate the most time possible to their training. As a consequence they are separated from their families. They leave their friends and their schools behind, and enter a new, very competitive environment, where it’s difficult to form friendships as their classmates are also their rivals. However, young hopefuls who make these sacrifices may find they are not enough to achieve their dreams. On top of all their hard work, professional ballerinas must have the right physique and be good looking. Besides, the challenging training regime may lead to injuries that can potentially put an end to their careers. Still, none of this deters young girls who are in love with dance and are determined to make it their career. They travel from across Russia to St. Petersburg, where they audition to enter the world-renowned Vaganova Ballet Academy. They are ready to trade a carefree childhood for a chance to become ballerinas and shine on stage. However, very few of them will be accepted to study in the famous academy since it has very high standards. As many of its past graduates have become international ballet stars, it has a rich heritage and a reputation that must be maintained. Vaganova Ballet Academy was founded in 1738 by Imperial Decree of Empress Anna in the then-capital of Russia, St. Petersburg. Initially it was named the Imperial Ballet School, but as times and the country’s political systems changed, so did its titles. In 1957, the school was renamed in honour of its teacher, Agrippina Vaganova, who became famous for developing the method of classical ballet training that is still taught there. Head of Vaganova Ballet Academy is Nikolay Tsiskaridze, former Principle Dancer of The Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. He holds the title of People's Artist of Russia and has received numerous other honours and accolades. Over his career, Nikolai Tsiskaridze has performed over 70 roles in major classical and contemporary ballets. Prior to joining the Vaganova Ballet School, he taught at the Bolshoi Theatre as well as at the Moscow Ballet Academy. He has been a member of the President's Council for Culture and Arts since 2011. Today, the Academy has 340 students, and competition for a place here is extremely tough. Each year, thousands of children audition, but only around 70 are accepted. In total, only about half of each year's intake will complete the eight year curriculum and graduate. Those who persevere are rewarded with contracts with the leading ballet companies in Russia and abroad. RT Doc meets some of the young hopefuls storming the doors of the famous Academy to find out more about the dream they share, and to follow them on their first steps towards achieving it. SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy FOLLOW US RTD WEBSITE: https://RTD.rt.com/ RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc RTD ON INSTAGRAM http://instagram.com/rt_documentary/ RTD LIVE https://rtd.rt.com/on-air/
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Family Ties - Newborn Russia (E41)
 
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Complete series: https://rtd.rt.com/films/newborn-russia-series/ Where do Russians come from? In modern Russia, life usually begins at state-run maternity hospitals; it is up to these medical establishments to deliver new babies into the world. RTd takes you inside the delivery room, where you'll meet expectant mothers, nervous fathers, and the men and women whose task it is to perform deliveries and face any challenges that stand in the way. SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy FOLLOW US RTD WEBSITE: http://RTD.rt.com/ RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc RTD ON INSTAGRAM http://instagram.com/rt_documentary/ RTD LIVE http://rtd.rt.com/on-air/
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Art of Gold: Painting, sculpture and romance inside Russia’s most famous classical art academy
 
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Few places in the world still teach fine arts the old way, where form is everything, but the St-Petersburg academy of fine arts is one of them. It’s the oldest art school in Russia and students from all over the world dream of studying within its ancient walls, they believe it’s a place that sets the gold standard in teaching classic art. RTD WEBSITE: http://RTD.rt.com/ RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary
Views: 43140 RT Documentary

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