ITAR-TASS TODAY

Since 1904 TASS has been the leading news agency of Russia. In 110 years TASS has never stopped its work delivering timely and accurate news from around the world.

Trustworthiness is the key asset TASS has always been famous for, thus trustworthiness is the highest priority for all products TASS is delivering.

More than 5,000 corporate subscribers in Russia and elsewhere are recipients of TASS products. Among them are 1,000 mass media organizations, 200 diplomatic missions, 250 financial companies and banks, and 200 industrial enterprises, research and educational organizations and libraries.

Actuality. TASS has accumulated a rich body of experience throughout the course of its 110-year history. The agency's widespread network of correspondents, its modern means of distributing and storing information, and a well-oiled mechanism of cooperation between its editorial, reference and reporter departments, all enable TASS to provide quick and full coverage of all kinds of events shaping Russia and the world. 

The TASS network of correspondents and contributors is unparalleled in Russia. A staff of 1,500; 70 regional centres and offices in Russia; 68 foreign bureaus in 63 countries.

Reference Service is a unique information and reference resource established in 1918. Contains some seven million documents and allows TASS to follow the news with historical background in a matter of seconds.

Services. TASS is delivering more than 100 news products covering political, economic, social, cultural and sports events at home and around the globe. Non-stop news flow in six languages: Russian, English, French, German, Spanish and Arabic.

TASS Photo is the oldest news agency in Russia specializing in photo-reporting. Daily delivery of news images on major news and events in Russia (60-100 pictures).

TASS Photo archive is the largest in Russia collection of historical photo records which contains several million images and negatives. Constantly updated with current news pictures and with recently converted to digital from historical images. Hundreds of thousands of newly taken digital images pour in every year.

Broad range of print-ready infographics on major topics: politics, economy, world conflicts, sports, outer space, science, history, natural disasters and emergency situations. Up-to-date visualization of key news and events, data, survey results. Maps, charts, diagrams and images – both in black-and-white and in color.

TASS.RU Internet site operates in the on-line mode around the clock. Hundreds of news items a day, dozens of photographs and video clips, up-to-date infographics. Customized content suiting user requirements and regional specifics.

TASS-Audio is the agency’s new project. Encompasses main news themes presented in audio format. Radio stations are the main consumers of TASS Audio.

TASS Research Centre mission is to study and analyze mainstream world developments in economics and social affairs.

Synergy. TASS maintains relations of partnership with more than 60 news agencies throughout the world. TASS leads the Russian National Committee of UNESCO’s International Program for the Development of Communication (IPDC) and is affiliated with UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Committee and Russia’s Commission for UNESCO.

TASS is an active and authoritative member of these world and regional media organizations:

  • World Media Summit (WMS)
  • News Agencies World Congress (NAWC)
  • European Alliance of News Agencies (EANA)
  • Organization of Asia-Pacific News Agencies (OANA)
  • Black Sea Association of National News Agencies (BSANNA)
  • The council of chiefs of the CIS national news agencies (CIS Information Council) and the Association of National News Agencies of the CIS

TASS multi-media press centre is an advanced communication floor in the heart of Moscow. Every year it hosts some 300 events featuring high-ranking Russian officials, foreign heads of state, leaders of main political parties, representatives of the world of arts and culture, scientists and sporting personalities as well as managers of Russian and foreign business enterprises. The centre has state-of-the-art equipment for telecasting and for online video linkups with cities across Russia and around the world. Its guests enjoy Wi-Fi connection, a room for a la fourchette parties and coffee breaks, car parking, audio and video recording and photographic services.

TASS press centres also operate in St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg and Novosibirsk.

TASS is a media partner of high-profile conferences, forums and exhibitions in Russia and abroad.

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