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RT, also known as Russia Today, is an international multilingual Russian-based television network. It is registered as an autonomous non-profit organization funded by the federal budget of Russia through the Federal Agency on Press and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation. RT presents round-the-clock news bulletins, documentaries, talk shows, and debates, as well as sports news and cultural programs on Russia aimed at the overseas news market. RT has had some notable guests including heads of state Vladimir Putin, Nouri Al-Maliki, Rafael Correa and Bashar al-Assad. RT broadcasts through 30 satellite and 500 cable operators to 550 million people in over 100 countries. It has more than 2 million viewers in the United Kingdom and has rivaled Al Jazeera as the most popular English-speaking foreign channel in Britain. RT America states it is available to 85 million people in the United States. In 2011 it was the second most-watched foreign news channel in the U.S. after BBC News. In 2012 it was the number one foreign station in five U.S. urban areas. (via Freebase)