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.
Turkey has commemorated the third anniversary of a failed military coup against the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. But the fallout of the botched takeover continues to poison Turkey's relations with its European neighbors and the United States. And that distrust is being exploited by Russia. Dorian Jones reports from Istanbul.
In a DW interview, Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili spoke about tension with Russia caused by protests on the streets of Tbilisi, and her country's wish to put the Soviet past behind and join the European Union.