Russia has the largest area of any country. It extends over northern Asia and large parts of eastern Europe.
Russia is the ninth most populous country in the world. It is a permanent member of the UN Security Council and also belongs to the World Trade Organization, the Council of Europe and the Group of 20 major industrialized nations, among other bodies. Its capital is Moscow. This is a collection of DW's latest content on Russia.
It's called the Global Laundromat - a vast money laundering scheme operating between 2010 and 2014 which churned dirty money through the legitimate banking system in countries across the world. It was also the conduit by which Russian officials and insiders could move billions of dollars into Europe, the US and other countries. The Guardian's Caelainn Barr worked on this exclusive investigation.
A leading Republican lawmaker has claimed the communications of Donald Trump's transition team - and maybe even the US president himself - were possibly captured in incidental surveillance against foreign targets.