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.
Following Francois Fillon's defeat in the first round of the French presidential race, Moscow is taking a close look at the two candidates left. Among many Kremlin politicians, Marine Le Pen is the new preferred choice.
The Trump administration has rejected a request from oil giant Exxon Mobil to allow it to drill in Russia's Black Sea region. US Secretary of State and ex-Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson had recused himself from the decision.