28 May 2013 12:01

Interfax opens press center in Vladivostok

The Interfax - Far East news agency, which is a part of the Interfax Information Services Group has announced opening a press center in Vladivostok, which has become the Interfax‘s 25th press center in Russia.
"The creation of our press center in Vladivostok is a natural move in the further development of the Interfax - Far East project. This proves Interfax‘s resolute intention to carry out active information work in this strategic region of the country. I would like the new information ground be a place for a large number of public events involving officials, businessmen, scientists, artists and athletes," Interfax Deputy General Director Alexei Gorshkov said.
The Vladivostok press center has become Interfax‘s third press center in the Far East. The two others successfully operate in Khabarovsk and Yakutsk.
"I am sure that the opening of the third press center in the Far East where journalists of various media can obtain information straight from the sources on the activity of authorities and companies, as well as on cultural, scientific and sporting events, will contribute to improving the quality of journalism and creating a truly open and free democratic society," Russian Presidential Envoy to the Far East Federal District, Minister for the Far East Development Viktor Ishayev said.
"I hope that you will continue the work that the agency started from its first days to form a single information space in the Far East and to swiftly and objectively cover socio-political and socio-economic problems of the region," Ishayev said.
"Thanks for the interest in the region. We do have a lot of news. I am really happy that the majority the news items are positive. Since were are among the first to meet the Sun every morning, the news items are broadcast all over Russia and set an information background. The presence of a respected federal news agency is a good sign for us," Primorye Territory Governor Vladimir Miklushevsky said at the opening ceremony of the press center.
Interfax‘s press centers include almost every important regions in Russia, including Moscow, St. Petersburg, Voronezh, Ivanovo, Yaroslavl, Yekaterinburg, Tyumen, Chelyabinsk, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Perm, Samara, Ufa, Barnaul, Irkutsk, Kemerovo, Krasnoyarsk, Novosibirsk, Tomsk, Volgograd, Krasnodar, Rostov-on-Don, Khabarovsk and Yakutsk. Vladivostok has become the 25th city with an Interfax press center.