Channel 5

From Audiovisual Identity Database

Not to be confused with the British television channel of the same name.


Channel Five is the oldest Russian channel started on July 7, 1938 and based in St. Petersburg (formerly Leningrad). It was originally called Leningrad TV Studio and later Leningrad Television until 1991. Then it was renamed Petersburg - Fifth Channel and had been broadcast locally until March 2010, when it became the federal Channel 5 with national broadcasting.

Leningrad Television

1st (known) Logo (1950s?-1967)


Logo: On a gray background, there is a white, rounded box outline containing the text:


all of which are in a stacked format and in a white box, as well as a radio tower containing "Л" and "Т" on opposite corners.

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Very rare. Its only known appearance was on Кто работает для вас. Очерк первый. Кто молока не пьет, тот плохо растет.

2nd Logo (1965-1975)

Logo: On a gray background with a cloud of light in the middle, we see a sketch of a statue of what appears to be a man holding or letting go of something. Underneath the statue contains the text:


in white.

Variant: The logo may also show up on a black or white background.

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: None or the film's opening theme.

Availability: Rare; saved on old recordings of TV shows and documentary films. Should be intact if Channel 5 decides to show old programming.

  • The standard variant was seen in various documentary films produced by the station, which includes Жизнь Галилея, Месяц в деревне, Дон Кихот ведет бой, Перед бурей, Пер Гюнт, Жизнь Матвея Кожемякина, Сказ о холопе Никишке, Кориолан, Мертвые души, Зачем, Барышня-крестьянка, Моя жизнь, Вам!, Взрывы на уроках, Господа Головлевы, Говорящая машина, Проводы белых ночей, 27-й неполный, Нахлебник, А зори здесь тихие, А зори здесь тихие, and Фиеста.
  • The solid background variants aren't very common, although the black could be seen on Дом на Фонтанке, В добрый час, Сценки А.П.Чехов and Обещание счастья, while the white variant was seen on Дорога домой.

3rd Logo (1982-1985)

Logo: On a blue background, we see a sketch of the Winter Palace with a red, waving flag on top of it. the building then zooms out to the top for "ПРОГРАММА" to fade in underneath, along with "ЛЕНИНГРАД" to follow up not so long after. The 2 texts abruptly change their colors to yellow, red, yellow, and back to white.

Technique: Likely a mix of 2D animation and live action.

Music/Sounds: A nautical piano and string tune with a trumpet theme in the middle.

Availability: Extinct.

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