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Sputnik is one of the most modern news agencies whose products include news channels, websites, social media, mobile applications, radio broadcasts and multimedia press centers.

Sputnik's headquarters are in Moscow. Regional offices are located in key regions and countries around the world, including the United States (Washington, DC), China (Beijing), France (Paris), Germany (Berlin), Egypt (Cairo), and the United Kingdom ( London and Edinburgh).

Sputnik's news services operate 24 hours in English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese and Farsi.

The agency covers global political and economic news aimed at an international audience.

The Sputnik brand was launched on November 10, 2014 by the Russian media group Rossiya Segodnya. Today, Sputnik's editorial staff works in more than 30 languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Arabic, Chinese, etc.

The total volume of Sputnik radio transmissions on FM and DAB / DAB + websites and frequencies totals more than 800 hours a day.

Agency photographers work around the world and have repeatedly received prestigious international awards in the field of photojournalism, such as World Press Photo and Magnum Photography Awards. The agency has its own photo database, called Sputnik Images, through which it sells photo and video materials, as well as infographics.

Other agency products include public opinion polls published as Sputnik.Polls.

Sputnik International's predecessors are the state-run news agency RIA Novosti and the Voice of Russia radio service, which were dissolved in 2013.

The Sputnik photography service is based on a worldwide network of photojournalists.