Since 1904 TASS has been Russia’s leading news agency. For more than 113 years, TASS has ceaselessly strived to deliver the latest and most accurate news from around the world.
Trustworthiness is TASS’ key asset for which it has always been famous for, and this feature remains the news agency’s highest priority for all the products it delivers.
More than 5,000 corporate subscribers across Russia and the world are recipients of TASS products. Among them are 1,000 mass media organizations, 200 diplomatic missions, 250 financial companies and banks, and 200 industrial enterprises, research and educational organizations and libraries.
Efficiency. TASS has accumulated a wealth of experience throughout the course of its 113-year history. The agency's widespread network of correspondents, its modern means of distributing and storing information, along with a smooth-running system of cooperation between its editorial, reference and reporting departments, all enable TASS to provide fast and full coverage of all kinds of events shaping Russia and the world.
TASS’ network of correspondents and contributors is unparalleled nationwide. The agency boasts a staff of 1,500, with 70 regional centers and offices in Russia, and 68 foreign bureaus in 63 countries.
The Reference Service is a unique information resource established in 1918 that contains some seven million documents and allows TASS to follow the news with a rich historical background at its fingertips in a matter of seconds.
Services. TASS delivers more than 100 news products covering political, economic, social, and cultural and sports events at home and around the globe, with non-stop news flow in Russian and English.
TASS Photo is the oldest news agency in Russia specializing in photo-reporting, delivering daily the latest images on major news stories and events in Russia (60-100 pictures).
The TASS photo archive contains Russia’s largest collection of historical photo records, which encompass several million images and negatives. Constantly updated with the latest news pictures, the collection’s historical images have recently been converted to digital format. Also, hundreds of thousands of fresh digital snapshots pour in every year.
TASS has a broad range of print-ready infographics on major topics from politics and economics to science, history, sports and even emergencies. In addition, it also has an up-to-date visualization of key news and events, data, survey results, along with maps, charts, diagrams and images – both in black-and-white and in color.
The TASS.COM/TASS.RU Internet site operates online around the clock containing hundreds of news items a day, along with dozens of photographs and video clips, and up-to-date infographics, in addition to customized content tailor-made to user requirements and regional specifics.