To Be a Cosmonaut (RT Documentary)

More than 400 applicants are competing for just eight places in a cosmonaut recruitment campaign by Roscosmos. The Russian space agency is looking for future crews to take new-generation spaceships to the moon. For almost two years, RTD follows the contenders to see how hard they are willing to work and which ends up with their dream job.

SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy

FOLLOW US
RTD WEBSITE: https://RTD.rt.com/
RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC
RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary
RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc
RTD ON INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/rtdocumenta
RTD LIVE https://rtd.rt.com/on-air/

RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc

Check out http://rt.com

Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RussiaToday

Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews
Follow us on VK https://vk.com/rt_international
Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com
Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rt
Follow us on Google+ http://plus.google.com/+RT
Follow us on Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/rttv

#RT (Russia Today) is a global #news network broadcasting from Moscow and Washington studios. RT is the first news channel to break the 1 billion YouTube views benchmark.

Cirque de Kabul (RT Documentary)

Welcome to the Mobile Mini Circus for Children in Afghanistan! It’s an oasis of joy and creativity amid poverty and never-ending war. Here, Afghan children have the opportunity not just to learn acrobatics or juggling, but to develop trust and communication skills. Discover another Afghanistan with RTD, as we follow the troupe and hear from kids about their unusual hobby and hopes for the future.

SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy

FOLLOW US
RTD WEBSITE: https://RTD.rt.com/
RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC
RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary
RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc
RTD ON INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/rtdocumentaries/
RTD LIVE https://rtd.rt.com/on-air/

RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc

Check out http://rt.com

Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RussiaToday

Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews
Follow us on VK https://vk.com/rt_international
Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com
Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rt
Follow us on Google+ http://plus.google.com/+RT

#RT (Russia Today) is a global #news network broadcasting from Moscow and Washington studios. RT is the first news channel to break the 1 billion YouTube views benchmark.

Dying Alone: Kodokushi, Japan’s epidemic of isolation through the eyes of a ‘lonely death’ cleaner

Lonely deaths, or kodokoshi, are on the rise in Japan. Thousands of elderly people die in their homes without anyone knowing. Sometimes corpses remain undiscovered for weeks or even months, so companies devoted to cleaning up the homes of the dead are increasingly in demand.

RTD’s Artyom Somov went to Japan to ask elderly citizens if they’re afraid of solitude. He also meets a man working in the macabre kodokoshi industry to find out how he feels about cleaning up after the dead.

SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy

RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc

Check out http://rt.com

Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RussiaToday

Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews
Follow us on VK https://vk.com/rt_international
Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com
Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rt
Follow us on Google+ http://plus.google.com/+RT

#RT (Russia Today) is a global #news network broadcasting from Moscow and Washington studios. RT is the first news channel to break the 1 billion YouTube views benchmark.

Machete boys of Congo (RT Documentary)

There is no law or moral code for the youngsters of impoverished neighborhoods in the port city of Matadi. In their teenage years, they’ve already earned a reputation as ruthless outlaws who prowl streets, steal from locals, extort money from businesses and fight each other. They called, Kulunas – members of youth gangs infesting Congolese cities. RTD takes a risky trip to follow some of the young criminals to expose their world of violence and drugs.

RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc

Check out http://rt.com

Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RussiaToday

Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews
Follow us on VK https://vk.com/rt_international
Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com
Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rt
Follow us on Google+ http://plus.google.com/+RT

#RT (Russia Today) is a global #news network broadcasting from Moscow and Washington studios. RT is the first news channel to break the 1 billion YouTube views benchmark.

The Other Korea: A sneak peek at North Korea’s friendly face (RT Documentary)

All we hear about North Korea are defectors’ spooky tales of a zombie regime. To see whether it lives up to the hype, RT’s Anna Knichenko takes us behind the Bamboo Curtain for the country’s seventieth anniversary celebrations. Join the vlogger on a shopping trip for groceries, walk around Pyongyang with locals on their day off, and learn about some newly relaxed rules.

SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy

FOLLOW US
RTD WEBSITE: https://RTD.rt.com/
RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC
RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary
RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc
RTD ON INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/rtdocumentaries/
RTD LIVE https://rtd.rt.com/on-air/

RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc

Check out http://rt.com

Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RussiaToday

Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews
Follow us on VK https://vk.com/rt_international
Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com
Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rt
Follow us on Google+ http://plus.google.com/+RT

#RT (Russia Today) is a global #news network broadcasting from Moscow and Washington studios. RT is the first news channel to break the 1 billion YouTube views benchmark.

My Forever Family: Why special needs children need really special families (RT Documentary)

Far too many disabled kids in Russian children’s homes face a future that’s uncertain, at best. In a bid to help at least some of them, the ‘Road of Life’ charity visits these institutions to carry out medical examinations. The kids that can be cured are taken to Moscow for treatment and, afterwards, the charity finds them new homes.

RTD follows charity staff and two children who strive to win the love of potential new parents and struggle to leave their traumatic pasts behind.

SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy

FOLLOW US
RTD WEBSITE: https://RTD.rt.com/
RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC
RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary
RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc
RTD LIVE https://rtd.rt.com/on-air/

RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc

Check out http://rt.com

Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RussiaToday

Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews
Follow us on VK https://vk.com/rt_international
Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com
Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rt
Follow us on Google+ http://plus.google.com/+RT

#RT (Russia Today) is a global #news network broadcasting from Moscow and Washington studios. RT is the first news channel to break the 1 billion YouTube views benchmark.

No Fun in the Sun: If Sunlight could kill you, live to the full by night! (RT Documentary)

Camp Sundown in the US is a unique camp for unique children who live with rare genetic disorders that cause extreme light sensitivity. They can’t go out in the daylight because even a few seconds of sun could be life-threatening. RTD’s Aleksey Brazhnikov goes to Camp Sundown where all the fun begins after dark. He meets the kids and their families and finds out more about their condition and what it’s like to avoid daylight like the plague.

SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy

FOLLOW US
RTD WEBSITE: https://RTD.rt.com/
RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC
RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary
RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc
RTD LIVE https://rtd.rt.com/on-air/

RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc

Check out http://rt.com

Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RussiaToday

Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews
Follow us on VK https://vk.com/rt_international
Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com
Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rt
Follow us on Google+ http://plus.google.com/+RT

#RT (Russia Today) is a global #news network broadcasting from Moscow and Washington studios. RT is the first news channel to break the 1 billion YouTube views benchmark.

Fate of Libya in the hands of American exceptionalism (Documentary promo)

The US went after #Gaddafi and brought freedom from dictatorship to Libya? Actually, it turns out that very little has been done after that. So, what’s next?

Watch full #documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3sW1y_Y9Ds

More documentaries here: https://rtd.rt.com/ and on RTD’s YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/RTDocumentaries

RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc

Check out http://rt.com

Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RussiaToday

Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews
Follow us on VK https://vk.com/rt_international
Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com
Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rt
Follow us on Google+ http://plus.google.com/+RT

#RT (Russia Today) is a global news network broadcasting from Moscow and Washington studios. RT is the first news channel to break the 1 billion YouTube views benchmark.

Rwanda. Women in Charge (Documentary Promo)

With the world’s first-ever female-majority parliament, Rwanda has been hailed as a role model for gender equality in Africa. Women have been at the forefront of the effort to rebuild the country following its 1994 genocide. Although they are now much more empowered, the reality is that many still struggle to complete their educations and find jobs. RTD spoke to both women in power and those in menial jobs to find out if gender equality has truly been achieved in Rwanda or whether it’s still a work in progress.

Watch ‘Rwanda. Women in Charge’ on November 7 on https://rtd.rt.com/

RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc

Check out http://rt.com

Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RussiaToday

Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews
Follow us on VK https://vk.com/rt_international
Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com
Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rt
Follow us on Google+ http://plus.google.com/+RT

#RT (Russia Today) is a global #news network broadcasting from Moscow and Washington studios. RT is the first news channel to break the 1 billion YouTube views benchmark.

Enslaved by the Cult: Exploitation of young boys in Java’s ancient tradition (RT Documentary)

RTD investigates the dark secret behind East Java’s traditional dance known as Reog Ponorogo. The main organiser behind the colourful show is the Warok, a revered figure believed to have spiritual powers. But should the Warok become involved with a woman, he can lose his abilities forever. To preserve their powers, Waroks employ young boys who learn to keep house, dance and anything else that’s demanded of them, including providing sexual favours.

SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy

RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc

Check out http://rt.com

Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RussiaToday

Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews
Follow us on VK https://vk.com/rt_international
Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com
Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rt
Follow us on Google+ http://plus.google.com/+RT

#RT (Russia Today) is a global #news network broadcasting from Moscow and Washington studios. RT is the first news channel to break the 1 billion YouTube views benchmark.

K-433 Svyatoy Georgiy Pobedonosets: Nuclear Triad Workhorse (RT Documentary Trailer)

WATCH premiere on 24/09.

The ballistic missile armed and nuclear-powered submarine, ‘Svyatoy Georgiy Pobedonosets’, has served both the Soviet and Russian Navies for almost 40 years. Combat Approved joins a military exercise aboard the veteran sub for a rare look at how it approaches its primary role – launching missiles.

RTD WEBSITE: http://RTD.rt.com/
RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC
RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary
RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc
RTD ON INSTAGRAM http://instagram.com/rt_documentary/
RTD LIVE http://rtd.rt.com/on-air/

RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc

Check out http://rt.com

Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RussiaToday

Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews
Follow us on Telegram https://t.me/rtintl
Follow us on VK https://vk.com/rt_international
Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com
Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rt
Follow us on Google+ http://plus.google.com/+RT

RT (Russia Today) is a global news network broadcasting from Moscow and Washington studios. RT is the first news channel to break the 1 billion YouTube views benchmark.

Deadliest outbreak of Ebola in Sierra Leone: Surviving survival

In Sierra Leone, the Ebola virus continues to take its toll on people who survive it. After being treated, former patients often face ignorance and stigma within their communities. RTD shares the stories of survivors, struggling to rebuild their lives while fighting to be accepted by society.

Watch Full Documentary here: https://rtd.rt.com/films/ebola-surviving-survival/

Check out http://rt.com

RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air

Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RussiaToday

Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews
Follow us on Telegram https://t.me/rtintl
Follow us on VK https://vk.com/rt_international
Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com
Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rt
Follow us on Google+ http://plus.google.com/+RT

RT (Russia Today) is a global news network broadcasting from Moscow and Washington studios. RT is the first news channel to break the 1 billion YouTube views benchmark.

Substitutes: Japanese men woo silicone sex dolls to overcome loneliness

Senji Nakajima is a 62-year-old man from Japan, who found love with his silicone sex doll he named Saori. She is more than silicone and plastic to Nakajima, who treats her as a real girlfriend and lives separately from his wife. He is one of sex doll owners in Japan, who picked a relationship with genuine looking dummies over real people. An RTD crew taps into the world of silicone love and sex doll industry in Japan.

Check out RTD LIVE https://rtd.rt.com/on-air/

RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air

Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RussiaToday

Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews
Follow us on Telegram https://t.me/rtintl
Follow us on VK https://vk.com/rt_international
Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com
Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rt
Follow us on Google+ http://plus.google.com/+RT

RT (Russia Today) is a global news network broadcasting from Moscow and Washington studios. RT is the first news channel to break the 1 billion YouTube views benchmark.

Hikikomori Loveless: What causes young Japanese hermits to give up on real life (RT Documentary)

Known as hikikomori, the phenomenon of social withdrawal has become increasingly commonplace in Japan. Hundreds of thousands of Japanese shut themselves away, spending months and sometimes years in isolation.

SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy

FOLLOW US
RTD WEBSITE: https://RTD.rt.com/
RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC
RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary
RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc
RTD ON INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/rtd_documen
RTD LIVE https://rtd.rt.com/on-air/

Check out http://rt.com

RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air

Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RussiaToday

Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews
Follow us on Telegram https://t.me/rtintl
Follow us on VK https://vk.com/rt_international
Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com
Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rt
Follow us on Google+ http://plus.google.com/+RT

RT (Russia Today) is a global news network broadcasting from Moscow and Washington studios. RT is the first news channel to break the 1 billion YouTube views benchmark.

The Bridge. Russia’s grand project to link Crimea (RT Documentary)

RTD followed the Crimean Bridge construction project with former boxing world champion and now Russian State Duma Deputy Nikolay Valuev, who tries his hand at being a bridge builder. The film also uncovers the region’s hidden gems with Kerch native, singer Alyona Sviridova, who meets Crimeans for whom the bridge link is vital.
With the bridge deck 35 metres above the water, the giant structure stretches 19 kilometres (12 miles). The bridge is expected to carry up to 40,000 vehicles and 94 trains a day, once it becomes fully operational in 2019.
Although plans to span the strait with a bridge date back to the 19th century, the link became a practical necessity for the peninsula, which only has a land border with Ukraine, after Crimeans overwhelming voted to rejoin Russia in 2014.
Nikolay Valuev begins his journey at the construction camp on the Taman Peninsula, where he joins men and women working on the site. To get the first-hand experience, Nikolay tries various jobs, from welding large metal tubes for future piles, to pouring concrete and operating an elevator which lifts builders onto the arches.
The installation of the 6,000-ton arches marked a milestone in the construction of what is said to be the longest bridge in Europe and one of the largest in Russia.
The link will significantly cut the time people have to spend on the road, queueing at the busy ferry crossing, often troubled by bad weather. “It took us three days of waiting in line to get on the ferry out of Crimea and a week to get on the ferry back,” says Yulia, who drives a truck from the resort city of Evpatoria to Moscow.
Once complete, the bridge will also make it easier for holidaymakers to reach Crimea, a popular tourist destination for Russians. However, it’s not only the Black Sea resorts that are worth visiting.
From getting muddy in Lake Chokrak, dubbed the Crimean Dead Sea, to fishing for anchovies, and grocery shopping at Kerch market, Alyona shows some of the off the beaten track Crimean attractions.
Alyona meets a Crimean Tatar, named Reshat, who is searching for a bride. As he wants his future wife to be from Crimea, Reshat takes long, arduous journeys via ferry to the peninsula in pursuit of love.
“Never mind the wines, it’s the bridge that connects us,” Irina tells her sister.
With the Crimean Bridge now open to car traffic, learn more about the building of the much-awaited connection and get an inside look at Crimea’s must-see places.

Check out http://rt.com

RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air

Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RussiaToday

Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews
Follow us on Telegram https://t.me/rtintl
Follow us on VK https://vk.com/rt_international
Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com
Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rt
Follow us on Google+ http://plus.google.com/+RT

RT (Russia Today) is a global news network broadcasting from Moscow and Washington studios. RT is the first news channel to break the 1 billion YouTube views benchmark.

The Bridge: Chat Promo (RT Documentary)

The first fixed link between the Crimean Peninsula and the Russian mainland has finally taken shape in the Crimean Bridge – an enormous construction stretching 19 kilometers across the Kerch Strait.

The mega project to create a direct crossing required thousands of people and months of work. Travel to Crimea with RTD to witness the building of the Crimean Bridge and discover the region’s sights and attractions.

Check out http://rt.com

RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air

Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RussiaToday

Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews
Follow us on Telegram https://t.me/rtintl
Follow us on VK https://vk.com/rt_international
Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com
Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rt
Follow us on Google+ http://plus.google.com/+RT

RT (Russia Today) is a global news network broadcasting from Moscow and Washington studios. RT is the first news channel to break the 1 billion YouTube views benchmark.

Crimea bridge: How & why it was built? (PROMO via RT Documentary)

Looming large across the Kerch Strait, the Crimean Bridge now links mainland Russia and Crimea after opening to car traffic. Follow RTD on a journey to Crimea to see every nook and cranny of the bridge’s construction and to explore must-see tourist attractions.

Evelina Khadush [4:48 PM]
Check out http://rt.com

RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air

Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RussiaToday

Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews
Follow us on Telegram https://t.me/rtintl
Follow us on VK https://vk.com/rt_international
Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com
Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rt
Follow us on Google+ http://plus.google.com/+RT

RT (Russia Today) is a global news network broadcasting from Moscow and Washington studios. RT is the first news channel to break the 1 billion YouTube views benchmark.

Two world records in 15 minutes: Journey to triumph by Zagitova & Medvedeva (DOCUMENTARY)

Watch more RT Documentaries on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx8LIRh6VuPamPrqYDNF2QQ and our RTD page https://rtd.rt.com/

This film presents a unique behind-the-scenes look into the lives and training of two of the world’s top figure skaters, Evgenia Medvedeva and Alina Zagitova. In the spotlight, they soar and spin through the air beaming radiant smiles. But their real lives include more discipline, devastating falls, and harsh criticism than perfect landings and effusive praise.

RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air

Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RussiaToday

Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews
Follow us on Telegram https://t.me/rtintl
Follow us on VK https://vk.com/rt_international
Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com
Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rt
Follow us on Google+ http://plus.google.com/+RT
Listen to us on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/rttv

RT (Russia Today) is a global news network broadcasting from Moscow and Washington studios. RT is the first news channel to break the 1 billion YouTube views benchmark.

Revolution: 100 years young – Lenin’s socialist vision in capitalist world (RT Documentary)

In October 1917, the Bolsheviks, led by Vladimir Lenin, seized power under the banner of socialism and set out to build the world’s most equitable society. Today, capitalism prevails everywhere. Crushing inequality and poverty is rampant around the globe. So, was the October Revolution really as significant as it seemed 100 years ago? We spoke to unrepentant Leninists from a variety of backgrounds and different parts of the world to find out.

SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy

FOLLOW
RTD WEBSITE: https://RTD.rt.com/
RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC
RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary
RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc
RTD ON INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/rtd_documentary_channel/
RTD LIVE https://rtd.rt.com/on-air/

RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air

Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RussiaToday

Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews
Follow us on VK https://vk.com/rt_international
Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com
Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rt
Follow us on Google+ http://plus.google.com/+RT
Listen to us on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/rttv

RT (Russia Today) is a global news network broadcasting from Moscow and Washington studios. RT is the first news channel to break the 1 billion YouTube views benchmark.

Yakuza. Good for nothing. Hard times for hard men of Japan’s mafia (RT Documentary)

Watch more: https://rtd.rt.com/films/road-to-raqqa/

When you think of ‘Yakuza’, images of grim-faced tough guys in sharp black suits and dark glasses probably spring to mind. While gangsters in Japan’s mafia are often portrayed as merciless professional killers in films, the reality is somewhat different.

Meet Mr. Makoto, a tubby tattooed Yakuza mobster and ‘old-fashioned guy’. He agreed to speak openly about his life and job with RTD’s film crew. Mr. Makoto admits that he joined the Yakuza because he was too lazy to work a real job. The crime syndicate was once a powerful organization. It could operate so openly that it had its own office with a sign on the door. Since legislation against organized crime was adopted in 1992, police can arrest Yakuza at the drop of a hat. Mr. Makoto complains that now he can’t even get a credit card or rent an apartment.

To make matters worse, Chinese gangs have moved in on the Yakuza’s territory. Mr. Makoto says most of the time intergang conflicts are solved peacefully, but if talks fail, turf wars do break out… though it’s a little difficult to imagine Mr. Makoto emulating Jackie Chan in a street fight.

Being a gangster under such tough conditions can take its toll, especially on family life. Mr. Makoto has been married three times, but is now divorced and raising his son on his own. “I wouldn’t want my son to become a Yakuza, because nowadays being a Yakuza in our society is very hard. When he grows up, it will be even harder,” he says.

Special Thanks to:
Mitchell Murata
Robert Whiting
and
Takakuragumi Agency
Website: takaquragumi.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/takaquragumi/

RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air

Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RussiaToday

Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews
Follow us on VK https://vk.com/rt_international
Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com
Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rt
Follow us on Google+ http://plus.google.com/+RT
Listen to us on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/rttv

RT (Russia Today) is a global news network broadcasting from Moscow and Washington studios. RT is the first news channel to break the 1 billion YouTube views benchmark.

The Happiest People on Earth. North Korea: Rulers, citizens & official narrative (RT Documentary)

North Koreans say they’re the happiest people in the world. Their great leader is like a father who takes care of them and all their needs. They’re told that he’s made their country the most powerful and economically developed on the planet. A quick look at the World Wide Web or any international media might lead to a different conclusion but in North Korea, they’re banned.

SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy

FOLLOW US
RTD WEBSITE: https://RTD.rt.com/
RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC
RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary
RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc
RTD ON INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/rtd_documen
RTD LIVE https://rtd.rt.com/on-air/

RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air

Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RussiaToday

Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews
Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com
Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rt
Follow us on Google+ http://plus.google.com/+RT
Listen to us on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/rttv

RT (Russia Today) is a global news network broadcasting from Moscow and Washington studios. RT is the first news channel to break the 1 billion YouTube views benchmark.