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  • WILD RUSSIA

  • Every Sunday 22:00 IRI 23:00 AFG 22:30 UAE

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Through unprecedented access we showcase the wild spectacle that is the Russian continent.

 Wild Russia is a landmark High Definition series charting a journey across this vast land that stretches from Europe to the Pacific Ocean. Covering 11 time zones, this huge country contains a wealth of unspoilt natural wildernesses - beyond the huge cities of Moscow and St. Petersburg, a primal world with rough mountain summits, wild rivers and an unmatched flora and fauna reveals itself. 

Through unprecedented access we showcase the wild spectacle that is the Russian continent. Across six dramatic episodes we explore this diverse and even exotic country. Russia is a place of superlatives proving that size does matter. Few countries are home to such extraordinary mammals: the Amur Tiger is the world’s largest cat; the Polar Bear is the world’s largest land predator; massive brown bears scour the rivers in search of salmon. The Russian skies are home to the world’s largest owl and majestic sea eagles. In the freezing northern waters, walruses and Beluga whales hunt for fish. It also provides a refuge for some for some incredibly rare species – including the beautiful and elusive Amur Leopard.


 

EPISODE GUIDE

  • Wild Russia: The Arctic
    At the roof of the world and on the edge of civilization sits the Russian Arctic, known for its extreme temperatures, weather and hostility. A haven for polar bears, as many as 500 pregnant females make their dens on Wrangel and Herald islands. Wrangel Island also attracts the world's largest population of walruses. One walrus segregated from the herd provides a feast for a few lucky bears. In late August, massive muskoxen bulls gather together to compete for mating dominance. Each bull can weigh 400 kilograms and charge at a speed of 40 kilometres an hour; a head-to-head impact can be heard more than a kilometre away. Meanwhile, the high Arctic's lemming population has crashed this year, and it is taking a significant toll on other creatures. Arctic foxes struggle to feed their litters while a snowy owl can only watch as her underdeveloped youngster succumbs to malnourishment. In the Russian Arctic, biting cold and howling storms lay down nature's harsh rules.
  • Wild Russia: Secret Forest
    The Ussuriland wilderness extends from the deep Sikhote Alin forests to the fast-flowing Amur River.
  • Wild Russia: Arctic
    The Russian Arctic is one of the world’s most extreme habitats, yet it is a haven for polar bears, lemmings, arctic foxes and walruses.
  • Wild Russia: Siberia
    In the Yakutia region in Siberia, we can find some rare animals such as musk dear, Siberian crane and Siberian Salamander.
  • Wild Russia: Kamchatka
    Active volcanoes shape the landscape of the remote Kamchatka peninsula, where eagles and bears share the spoils of the bountiful Lake Kuril.
  • Wild Russia: The Secret Forest
    The Ussuriland wilderness extends from the deep Sikhote Alin forests to the fast-flowing Amur River.
  • Wild Russia: The Great Divide
    Take a trip to Russia's Caucasus Mountains and witness its dramatic landscape, featuring snow-laden hills, arid desert and alpine meadows.
  • Wild Russia: Primeval Valleys
    The majestic Primeval forests of the Urals is a land of extremes where giant deer, half-tonne leviathans and tiny creatures flourish.
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