A Kremlin is a Russian medieval fortress. The term is most often used to refer to the walled complex in Moscow, which houses Russia's president.
The Moscow Kremlin is a fortress located next to Red Square, St. Basil's Cathedral and the Moskva River. It contains several palaces and cathedrals, including the official residence of the Russian president. The term "Kremlin" is thus often used to refer to the Russian government. This page collates all of DW's content on the Kremlin.
Life is becoming more difficult for many Russians. Along with steadily increasing prices, dissatisfaction is on the rise. The annexation of Crimea and military successes in Syria aren't enough to distract people from the declining quality of life at home. And hopes the Kremlin would finally tackle urgent domestic matters after the 2018 election have been in vain.
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The Russian authorities recently shut down over 40 concerts by a broad range of bands. Musicians were accused of extremism and promoting suicide or protests. The Russian electro-duo IC3PEAK were also hit by the crackdown, even though most of their music isn't explicitly political. To find out more, DW's Emily Sherwin joined the band for part of their Russia tour.