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.
Donald Trump's ex-campaign head has called for an investigation into leaks after a CNN report that he was the target of an FBI wiretapping probe. Paul Manafort resigned from Trump's campaign amid reports of Moscow ties.
A Russian court has denied a request to release files on the fate of Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg. He saved thousands of Jews in Nazi-occupied Hungary before his arrest and forced disappearance by Soviet agents.
Despite his arrest in Russia, the star director is still expected to complete his work for the Stuttgart Opera. A special event is to be held instead of his finished staging, planned to premiere on October 22.