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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.
Russia is intensifying its campaign in Ukraine's eastern Donbas region. The key industrial city of Severodonetsk is in growing danger of being completely surrounded. Ukrainian President Volodymir Zelenskyy demands more heavy weaponry from the west.