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.
Brexit and the Irish border roadblock - The political fallout of Bavaria’s elections - Hungary bans homelessness – Venezuelans flee to Spain - The Czech connection in the Skripal poisoning - Ireland's upcoming referendum on blasphemy - German actor Jonas Nay talks about filming his latest spy thriller Deutschland 86 - The world's first Saber Fighting School in Moscow.
The Star Wars fantasy film franchise has gained a global cult following, including in Russia. That's despite the movies not officially screened there until the final years of the Soviet Union. But Russian fans have taken their love for the franchise to another level. Moscow is home to the world's first Saber Fighting School for budding Jedi warriors. Emily Sherwin reports.
A new twist has emerged in the attempted poisoning of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia. Czech Radio has reported that the two suspects, believed to be Russian military intelligence officers, were in the Czech Republic in October 2014, the same time that Skripal was allegedly briefing Czech intelligence on Russian spying activity. Rob Cameron reports from Prague.