Free Russian Channels

The 3 Satellites for Russian TV

There are three satellites having some Russian content – Hot Bird , Astra 1 and Sirius. The most popular is HotBird, having some 10 Russian sourced channels plus Euro News in Russian, Russia Today and Luxe which has Russian Language audio. Plus the many Russian Radio channels too.


Astra 1 

In Sept 2018 ten Russian language channels were added to Astra 1 satellite. Hotbird and Astra 1 are only 6 degrees apart, making a combination dish easily possible.

Peretz, Domashniy, Ren TV,
R1, 5 Kanal, NTV Mir,
TV Center Int, STS Int,
TV 8 Russia, TV Rus



Astra 4

Sirius, now renamed Astra4 also easily received has Russian channels and Ukraine channels. The two satellites can also be combined on one dish to give a really good Russian coverage, all with no subscription.

See my video showing a 2 satellite dish

2 satellites from 1 dish

2 satellites from 1 dish