The history of Interfax Group begins in 1989, when it was established as the first non-state news agency in the USSR.

It became a pioneer in providing objective, comprehensive and reliable coverage of key political and economic developments in Russia and the former Soviet Union.

Over the past 30 years, Interfax has remained true to the principles of independence, accuracy and reliability that its founders proclaimed in 1989 and has become one of the most frequently cited sources in global media, commanding the respect of its audiences around the world.

Interfax has demonstrated a unique ability to anticipate the trends and needs of the information market in advance and to find adequate responses to the challenges of the digital revolution.

This encouraged a shift in its business strategy to the creation of state-of-the art business information solutions rather than traditional news services.

Today Interfax offers both high-quality news content and innovative professional IT solutions that make use of sophisticated B2B analytical tools.

The latter product category accounts for 85 per cent of the Group’s revenues. The IT product range includes digital platforms for delivering information, systems for professional analysis of companies, industries and markets and integrated solutions for risk management, compliance, due diligence, KYC procedures, assessment of reputational risk, media analysis and monitoring.

Interfax’s IT solutions help governments, businesses and financial institutions all over the world identify, assess, understand and effectively mitigate risks related to money-laundering, corruption, crime, financing of terrorism and more.

Thousands of leading international corporations and banks, as well as government agencies worldwide, trust us to provide the information they need to make informed decisions.

As part of its business strategy to become a leader in the global information market, Interfax has formed strategic partnerships and entered into agreements with leading players in the sphere of financial and corporate information such as Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters, Experian, Dun & Bradstreet, Moody’s, Business Wire, Lexis-Nexis and Standard & Poor’s.

Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters terminals carry Interfax’s financial and business news coverage of Russia and the countries of the former Soviet Union, providing thousands of clients around the world a way to keep an eye on this huge and highly competitive Eurasian space. Interfax’s news content is also integrated into the world’s largest media database, Dow Jones Factiva.

Such partnerships, built on equal terms with international giants, are one of Interfax’s strongest competitive advantages. They demonstrate the high regard with which Interfax Group is viewed in the global community of information and business solutions providers.