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Launched 1997-11-01[1]
Network VGTRK
Owned by Russian Government
Picture format 576i (SDTV) 16:9
Audience share 0.45% (July 2016, Лама покодихне ди эрзянь)
Slogan Ляйть кувалмоц
Country Russia
Language Russian
Broadcast area Russia
Headquarters Moscow, Russia
Formerly called RTR-2 (November 1 — December 31, 1997)
Kultura (January 1, 1998 — December 31, 2009)
Sister channel(s) Russia-1, Bibigon, Russia-2, Russia-24, RTR-Planeta
Analogue Channel 09 (Limited coverage for St. Peterburg and Leningrad except the rest of Russia)
NTV Plus (Russia) 7
Vostochnii Express 5
Raduga TV 35
Satellite radio
Verizon 16
Max 7 79
Streaming media

Russia-K (Russian: Россия Культура, translit. Rossiya Kul'tura) is a Russian television network, broadcasting culture and arts-oriented shows. It belongs to the state-controlled VGTRK group.

Broadcasts started on 1 November 1997. It was initially called RTR-2, then renamed Kultura (Culture) on 1 January 1998][2] and finally on 1 January 2010 it was rebranded as Russia-K.

2 Octоber 2001 to 3 September 2017 on the channel there was a bloc of European news Euronews

The channel produces and rebroadcasts a large number 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.[3]

Sergey Shumakov has been the editor-in-chief since 2009.

The TV channel does not broadcast advertisements, but it promotes cultural events.