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.
Over the past 30 years, Russia has experienced great political and economic upheaval. Reporter Reese Ehrlich pays a visit to people he interviewed years ago in the Moscow region. Their personal stories offer insight into what's working well in the "new" Russia — and what isn't.
The Nord Stream 2 Pipeline project to ship gas from Russia under the Baltic Sea to Germany has put Berlin at odds with Eastern Europe and the US, who worry about Moscow tightening its hold on Europe. Russian state media reported earlier this week that the pipeline is nearly 60% complete.
After years of international defeats in the post-Soviet era, Russia has been reasserting its power in the Middle East. Russia has sent troops and planes to Syria since 2015 and has two large military bases there. Russia has also allied itself with Iran and Turkey. Foreign correspondent Reese Erlich reports from Moscow on the controversy produced by this new assertion of military power.