17 Jan 2007 16:26

Interfax-Azerbaijan launches new Russian and Azeri-language portal

The new web resource acquaints visitors with the latest news from Azerbaijan and includes the following sections: Politics, Economics and Finance, Fuel and Energy, Science and Education, Culture, Society and Sport.

News stories from Interfax-Azerbaijan were earlier posted on the http://www.interfax.ru/ Russian-language portal, which now provides access to all web resources of the agency’s four national groups: Interfax-Ukraine (www.interfax.kiev.ua), Interfax-Kazakhstan (www.interfax.kz), Interfax-West (Belarus, www.interfax.by) and Interfax-Azerbaijan (www.interfax.az). Each of these agencies is the indisputable leader on its respective country’s information market.

*** Interfax-Azerbaijan News Agency , with its head office in Baku, was formed in May 2003. The event was hailed by Russian and Azeri presidents Vladimir Putin and Heydar Aliyev.

Since then, the agency has created a net of correspondents, embracing all of the country‘s regions, and opened bureaus in Nakhichevan and Gyandzh.

The agency’s main information product is the News of Azerbaijan newswire, which comes out in the Russian and Azeri languages and covers politics, finance and economics, social issues and world affairs. Information about subscription terms is available at any of Interfax Group’s offices (www.interfax.ru, http://www.interfax.com/

* **Interfax Information Services Group creates information products and communication means used in decision-making in politics and business.

Since the 1990s, Interfax has been the main provider of latest news about Russia and countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States to users throughout the world, and is the source of information about this region most frequently cited in the world. It is also the world’s most frequently cited source of up-to-the minute reports. In recent years Interfax has won the reputation of a leading provider of political and financial news from the emerging markets of Europe, and from China.

Interfax Information Services Group currently comprises about three dozen companies, and is part of national, regional and branch news agencies working all over Russia, in CIS countries, and also in China and in some countries of Central and Eastern Europe.