TASS is Russia's leading state news agency, and in 2019 it celebrated its 115th anniversary and marked the centenary of the agency's legendary project known as the satirical posters "Windows of ROST".
Almost 2,000 employees worldwide ensure the operation of the agency in real time. Regional information centers in Saint Petersburg, Novosibirsk and Yekaterinburg, plus dozens of offices in Russia's regions, along with 63 global branches in 60 countries, enable TASS to quickly receive information from anywhere in the world.
TASS publishes around 1,500 news and more than 500 photos and videos of correspondents in Russia and around the world daily, forming a complete and objective picture of the events. TASS subscribers, including Russian and foreign media, federal and regional government agencies, have access to a wide range of 60 issue-oriented news channels and services, in both Russian and English.
TASS 'Photo Bank has the largest collection of news snapshots among CIS news services, containing more than 28 million images, works by TASS correspondents, partners and the agency's archival materials since the early 1900s. In 2019, the agency began posting it on the tassphoto.com site. State-of-the-art digital projects and media resources are being developed under the agency's brand. The portal "The future of Russia. National projects", operated by TASS, "This is the Caucasus", the project "Newm", which focuses on children and adolescents, are among these projects. With the help of 360 ° videos, infographics, podcasts, motion graphics, our agency seeks to transmit reliable information to the widest possible audience. TASS special projects, detailed stories told through the use of modern design tools, have received numerous awards in Russian and international professional competitions.
TASS organizes more than a thousand press conferences, educational and commercial events annually. Russian and foreign politicians, representatives of large Russian and foreign corporations, cultural, scientific and sports elites participate in these events.
TASS is the general information partner of events organized by Roscongress, which organizes Russia's largest international forums such as SPIEF, EEF, Russian Investment Forum and others.
A unique educational center, the News Academy, was created with the support of TASS. Its training programs are specifically designed for press and public relations service personnel, editors, content managers and reporters.
TASS maintains partnerships with more than 60 news agencies worldwide. The agency heads the Russian National Committee of the UNESCO International Program for Communication Development (IPDC), has a seat on the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee on Information and Communications and on the Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO. In 1999, the World Association of the Russian Press (WARP), the world's only association of Russian-speaking journalists, was established at the request of TASS.
TASS is an active and respected member of the following global and regional organizations: the World Media Summit (WMS); World Congress of News Agencies (NAWC); the European Alliance of News Agencies (EANA); the Organization of News Agencies in Asia and the Pacific (OANA); the Agencies of the National Black Sea Information Association (BSANNA); the Council of Heads of CIS State News Agencies (CIS Information Council); and the Association of National News Agencies of the CIS Member States (ANIA).