18 Mar 2008 17:16

Interfax opens press center, office in Kaluga

The Interfax-Center News Agency, part of the Interfax International Services Group has announced the opening of a press center in Kaluga.

"The opening of a press center of the Interfax-Center News Agency is a new stage in the development of our cooperation. The use of opportunities of a new media facility considerably advances the promotion of the Kaluga region at the federal and international levels," Anatoly Artamonov, the governor of the Kaluga region, said.

"I am certain that Interfax will remain our constant and secure partner in the future," the governor said.

"The Interfax press center in Kaluga is the agency’s seventh information office in the Central Federal District. We are consistently enlarging our presence in Central Russia, thus solving a priority task of forming a common information space in this region," Interfax-Center General Director Leonid Persky said.

"The opening of the Interfax-Center press center in Kaluga will contribute to the development of information infrastructure in the region," he said.

"I am sure that our press center will become a new communication hub for Kaluga, which will make communication between media organizations, authorities, business and public more efficient, while the agency’s office will allow to increase the awareness level of political, social economic and cultural development of the Kaluga region in Moscow, Russian regions and abroad," Persky said.

***The Interfax-Center News Agency, set up in February 2004 is part of Interfax Information Services Group specializing in covering developments in the Central Federal District. It runs its own newswire – News of Central Russia – for the mass media, government bodies, banks and companies. The agency has press centers in Belgorod, Voronezh, Ivanovo, Ryazan, Smolensk, and Yaroslavl.

***The Interfax Information Services Group provides information products and means of communication for politics and business. The Group established in 1989 is a network of national, regional and sectoral news agencies working in Russia, CIS member states, China and Central Europe.

Interfax also unites companies and departments that produce news, offer analytical services, provide core information and work out program solutions.

The Interfax’s network of some 30 press centers in main Russian regions has no counterparts. The agency has national press centers in Kyiv (Ukraine), Almaty (Kazakhstan) and Baku (Azerbaijan). Over 1,500 press events, at which the most important topical and important issues are discussed, are held every year at Interfax press grounds.