Russia's anti-extremism legislation in action
Russia is using a controversial anti-extremism law to silence unwelcome critics and opposition groups. Valentin Sokolov spent seven months in jail because of something he published on the internet. DW's Miodrag Soric visited the activist.
Russia's ex-deputy PM says U.S. relations can improve with trust
Former Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Arkady Dvorkovich examines the relationship between the United States and Russia and the state of the Russian economy.
Russians like America after all – baseball, at least
Relations between Russia and the West hit such a low point this year that some saw a new Cold War in the making. So it might come as a surprise to hear that Russians view America more favorably than they have in years, as DW's Miodrag Soric learned.
Russia accuses UK of trying to dictate policy to the EU and U.S.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused Britain on Tuesday (August 21) of trying to impose its own policies on Russia on the European Union and the United States.
U.S. policy on Russia driven by news cycle, says Teneo's Dhand
Otilia Dhand, senior vice president at Teneo Intelligence, discusses the new Russia sanctions and the biggest risks that the Russian's face.
New U.S. sanctions send ruble falling
The ruble plunged as the U.S. announced new sanctions against Russia over the nerve agent attack in the U.K. The currency sank to its lowest since November of 2016. The penalties, which are expected to come into effect on August 22, will limit American exports of sensitive goods and technology.
Heroes to some, criminals to others: Pussy Riot
The Russian protest group Pussy Riot made an unforgettable appearance during the World Cup Final in Moscow - one that got them thrown into jail.
Has the World Cup changed Russia?
While the players are having a well earned rest after the semi-finals this week, the fans are out and about sightseeing in Russia. This can't be taken for granted as the country has been notoriously restrictive of tourists' movement in the past.
'Come to Russia and support your team' - FIFA ambassador tells English
FIFA World Cup ambassador and former Miss Russia Victoria Lopyreva called on England fans to come to Russia and support their team on Monday (July 9) despite difficult relations between Britain and Russia.
Tearful Russians exhale after World Cup loss
Fans held their breath through extra time, and many became tearful after Russia's World Cup dream ended with a 4-3 shootout loss to Croatia.