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RussiaTeleRadio Worldwide

RussiaTeleRadio Worldwide (RTRWorldwide) is the distributor of The Russian State Archive (GTRF) throughout the world, excluding Russia. RTRWorldwide is a British owned and based Media Company providing the world with content from over two million items contained in this wonderful archive. Restored and digitised footage, never before seen outside of the Russian Federation will now be easily accessible to the rest of the world via RTR Worldwide’s website and research services.

RTRWorldwide provides a bespoke service to ensure everyone can gain access to the materials they require 

RTRWorldwide provides access to:

The third largest Archive (of any type) in the world
Footage highlights include:

  • Materials from World War I and II

  • The first man in space-Yuri Gagarin

  • The Chernobyl nuclear disaster

  • The rise and fall of the Soviet Union

  • Extensive footage featuring Lenin, Stalin, Kennedy, Thatcher and many other world leaders

  • Operation Barbarossa

  • The Soviet view of the Middle East

  • The last days of Tsar Nicholas II and the House of the Romanovs

  • Performances featuring The Mariinsky and Bolshoi Ballet companies

  • Musical concerts featuring top Russian composers such as Mussorgsky, Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff, Shostakovich, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky and many others

In 1998 the archive was included in the State Register of the most precious objects of the cultural legacy of the people of the Russian Federation by the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation. It is approximately 20 times larger than other equivalent archives.

  • Over 130,850 documentaries – including news footage from the 1900s onwards and student education programmes

  • 7,340 musical performances – including concerts from Russia’s greatest composers, ballet and opera companies

  • 3,875 theatrical films

  • 2,500 cartoon programmes

  • 1,120 TV plays and radio programmes

  • Thousands of photographs and images


To obtain materials or find out more about our services, please call +44 (0)20 7855 3664 or email
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