RT Arabic


RT Arabic, formerly known as Rusiya Al-Yaum is a Russian free-to-air television news channel broadcasting in Arabic and headquartered in MoscowRussia. Rusiya Al-Yaum started broadcasting on 4 May 2007.

The channel covers a wide variety of events worldwide from the point of view of the Russian government. It also features interviews, debates and stories about cultural life in Russia and major cities.


  • Panorama—a weekly round-table discussion where various topics are covered. Each episode is 26-minutes in length and focuses on a various topics and their aspects from different or sometimes controversial points of view.
  • Persona—26-minute prime-time programme on Fridays - repeated on Saturdays and Sundays. The programme features interesting people with unique knowledge, experience and qualifications in the political, cultural and other fields - at their workplace, in the home, or any other place the guest chooses.
  • Zoom—weekly edition covering current or unusual events, featuring public personalities or ordinary people in extraordinary situations. This is a dynamic 13-minute story during which events unfold in various locations - from the planet's hot-spots to science laboratories and theatres.
  • Weekly Report—26-minute news and analysis programme that covers main political events over the previous seven days airing on Fridays and repeated on Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Press Review—3-minute feature, four times a day, which introduces Arab viewers to interesting items in the Russian and foreign press, with special attention paid to Russian-Arab relations.
  • Documentaries.—Rusiya Al-Yaum presents a selection of documentaries designed to open new horizons and bring viewers fascinating facts about Russia.

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