18 May 2004 13:49

Alexei Gorshkov appointed Interfax Regional Service Director

The Interfax Information Services Group has appointed Alexei Gorshkov Deputy General Director for regional information projects. Over the past few years, Gorshkov has headed the Government Information Department of the Russian Cabinet.

The Interfax Group Regional Service currently comprises a network of major news agencies operating in the Central (Interfax-Center), Northwestern (Interfax-Northwest), Volga (Interfax-Volga), Southern (Interfax-South), Urals (Interfax-Urals) and Siberian (Interfax-Siberia) Federal Districts.
"By completing the establishment of news services in all federal districts of the Russian Federation, Interfax Group is entering a qualitatively new stage in its development in the regions of Russia," said Interfax Group General Director Mikhail Komissar. "We believe the expertise and experience of such a top class information specialist as A. Gorshkov will permit the Group to carry out an effective business strategy in the regions," he said.
In his turn, Gorshkov said: "The potential accumulated by Interfax in almost 15 years of its operations is enormous, and today we can truly carry out the task of building a common information space throughout Russia on its basis."

Alexei Gorshkov was born on December 4, 1962, in Damascus, Syria.
He graduated from the School of Sociology and Economics of the Asia and Africa Institute affiliated to Moscow State University in 1985, after which he served in the Soviet Army as a military translator. In 1988, he began working for the Union of Soviet Friendship Societies with Foreign Countries.
In 1992, Gorshkov joined Interfax news agency as a correspondent in the business information section. He was later a correspondent and editor at the Interfax Petroleum Information Agency (Interfax-PIA).
In May 1995, he was offered the position of deputy chief of Yukos oil company‘s PR department.
In August 1998, he joined the Russian Cabinet Staff as a consultant, advisor, section chief and finally Government Information Department chief.

Since the early 1990s, Interfax Group has been the leading source of up-to-the-minute information on Russia and the CIS for the international community. As a source of reference on Russian events, the Group has been cited by world media with unparalleled frequency.
Set up in 1989, Interfax Group brings together over 20 companies and a network of national, regional, and specialized news agencies operating throughout Russia and other CIS countries, as well as in China and Central and Eastern Europe under the Interfax brand name.
The Group also includes companies and divisions that provide analytical services, develop software solutions and cooperate with major international information organizations.