Moscow is the capital of Russia and home to over 12 million people. It is not just Russia's biggest city, it is also the largest on the European continent.
Moscow is home to the Kremlin, a medieval city fortress that is now the Russian president's residence. Along with the Red Square and the St. Basil's Cathedral with its brightly colored domes, the Kremlin is also one of several World Heritage Sites there. Moscow residents are known as Muscovites. This page is an automatic compilation of DW content.
EU leaders have agreed to keep up the pressure on Moscow over its role in Ukraine, extending sanctions for another six months. Despite the ongoing tensions, the Russian economy has seen a slight recovery in recent months, with domestic spending picking up - giving local businesses a bit of a boost.
In Russia, anti-government sentiment is on the rise. On Monday, tens of thousands took part in so-called "anti-corruption protests" across the country in the latest show of defiance by Russia’s opposition leader Alexey Navalny. And as Charles Maynes reports from Moscow, driving Mr. Navalny's movement are a new generation of young Russians.
The film "Matilda," starring Lars Eidinger as the last Russian tsar, does not offend religious feelings in Russia, according to an expert's report. DW's Juri Rescheto talks to Eidinger in Moscow about the controversy.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has strongly denied having any compromising information on his US counterpart, Donald Trump. American intelligence agencies are investigating alleged links between Trump aides and Moscow.