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.
|Launched||1 July 2006|
|Owned by||Russian government|
|Picture format||576i (SDTV) 16:9|
|Country||Russia, Denmark, Latvia, Moldova, Lithuania, Poland, United States|
|Sister channel(s)||Russia-1, Russia-2, Bibigon, Russia-K, RTR-Planeta, RT|
|Digital Terrestrial||in Yekaterinburg, Kansk, Kursk, Moscow, Khabarovsk & the rest of the regions|
|NTV Plus (Russia)||138|
|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|
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).
The channel was named Vesti until 1 January 2010, when the public-owned VGTRK rebranded its channels.
The channel is banned in Ukraine.