7 Sep 2005 11:41

Interfax opens press center in Samara

The Interfax-Volga news agency, incorporated in the Interfax Information Services Group, has opened a press center in Samara, the eighteenth such outlet in Russia.

"The establishment of an information floor in Samara, the center of one of the leading Russian industrial regions, is a logical step in the development of the Interfax-Volga project, which was launched two and a half years ago," said Interfax Regional Information Service President Alexei Gorshkov.
"In this time, we have managed not only to launch a radically new information product on the regional market - the online newswire Volga News, which is in great demand with the business and journalistic community - but also to start building a strong network of regional press centers, which now embraces such major cities in the Volga Federal District as Nizhny Novgorod, Kazan and Perm. I believe we will expand this list in due course," Gorshkov said.
"Interfax is widely known both in the Russian Federation and abroad and has long been one of the main sources of information about the latest developments in Russia and the former Soviet republics for government bodies and the business community," Samara region Governor Konstantin Titov said at the opening ceremony.
"I am sure the opening of an Interfax bureau and press center in Samara will significantly improve our region‘s appeal in the eyes of investors and will facilitate the Samara region‘s integration into the common information territory of the country," Titov said.
The network of Interfax press centers embraces virtually all important regions of Russia. In particular, they are located in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov-on-Don, Yekaterinburg, Tyumen, Chelyabinsk, Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, Irkutsk, Khanty-Mansiisk, Tomsk and Yaroslavl. In the last six month, new press centers have been opened in Perm, Voronezh, Kazan and Ryazan.