TVRain Research Database

Archive of Russia’s only independent television channel

As one of the top five most-cited television channels in Russia, TVRain (ТВ ДОЖДЬ) conducts investigations, airs interesting reports, hosts interviews, and gives a platform for real, lively debates unlike anything else seen on Russian TV channels. TVRain has managed to avoid censorship, providing a forum for those opposition leaders denied access to pro-government mass media, as well as offering independent views on current events in Russia and the world and covering sensitive political topics like Crimea, Donbass in East Ukraine, Islamic State and more. Besides the news, TVRain also covers music and movies, travel, social projects, lectures and round table discussions.

NOTE: Please be advised that new programming has been suspended as of March 3, 2022, but access remains available to the archived programming.


Key Stats

  • Archive: 2010-present
  • Language: Russian
  • Updates: Continuous
  • Producer: TVRain
  • Platform: TVRain

About TVRain Research Database

Through a partnership between TVRain and East View, institutions may access the TVRain archive of thousands of TV programs, reports and exclusive interviews.

Researchers can:

  • Browse through TVRain videotaped programming back to 2010
  • Search the archive by Keyword and Date
  • Read program transcripts and summaries
  • View streaming live feeds of daily news

The TVRain Research Database includes:

  • Nearly 60,000 video programs
  • Over 65,000 news segments
  • Nearly 6,000 interviews
  • Approximately 400 investigative reports
  • Hundreds of photos

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