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.
On the eve of the Nevada Democratic caucuses, US Senator Bernie Sanders denounced Russia for reportedly trying to help his 2020 presidential bid. Officials had briefed Sanders a month ago about evidence of interference.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's lawyer told a court that US President Donald Trump offered him a pardon if he denied Russia's role in the DNC email leak in the run up to the 2016 presidential election.
Nationalist party Sinn Fein scores big in the Irish election - Putin says Russia's birth rate is too low - Prague moves to honor a murdered critic of the Kremlin - Dresden marks the 75th anniversary of WW2 destruction - Angela Merkel's CDU party's deepening crisis - Demand for Greece's so-called golden visas – A makeover for Palermo’s Teatro Massimo – Mental health awareness – Taking the train
A new front in the hybrid war between Russia and the West appears to be opening up in Prague. The city's mayor has announced plans to rename the square outside the Russian Embassy after the murdered opposition politician Boris Nemtsov. If approved by the city council, the square will be renamed in time for the fifth anniversary of his murder, on February 27. From Prague, Rob Cameron has more.