The history of the Interfax Group dates back to 1989, when it was established as the Soviet Union's first non-government information agency. It became a pioneer in providing objective and reliable political information from the former Soviet Union.
Very quickly Interfax achieved a news reporting quality that has become an industry standard for the Russian media.
Interfax's political correspondents report on all the main government entities in Russia, and provide detailed coverage of non-governmental institutions, including the mainstream political parties and human rights organizations. Every major event in Russia and the CIS is covered by Interfax reporters, who file all the latest news from hot spots, official events, press conferences, demonstrations, cultural events, academic events, natural disasters and emergency situations.
Interfax has also developed a unique defence report. Highly qualified military journalists with a wealth of experience in the security agencies, military-industrial complex and military press have worked in the Group since 2001.
Interfax's military publications are first with news about the military industrial complex, armed forces of Russia and the CIS, arms industry, major arms and aerospace exhibitions and much more.
Competence and access to exclusive sources have enabled Interfax to forge a reputation as a reliable, objective and fast news provider.