RIA Novosti is a leading Russian media company with a rich 70-year history. Today, the RIA Novosti media holding includes the eponymous multimedia Russian Information Agency, the Russian Agency of Legal and Judicial Information, the R-sport news agency, the Moscow News Publishing House, which publishes newspapers in Russian, English and Arabic, a press center, as well as more than 70 Internet resources in 14 languages. RIA Novosti websites are visited by 17 million unique users per month.
The core of the RIA Novosti holding is the news agency, a revered and widely quoted source of timely and accurate news. The agency publishes social, political, economic, scientific and sports news 24/7 in 14 languages and has an extensive network of correspondents in 45 Russian cities and 40 countries. The RIA Novosti news agency also sponsors a unique educational platform created not only for its own employees but for the entire journalism community.
RIA Novosti also develops news applications for a variety of modern computer platforms. The agency provides unique news content on infoscreens, mobile TV, smartphones and tablet devices (iPhone, iPad, Android, Symbian). The agency actively employs the main social media sites (Twitter, Facebook, Vkontakte) to help its audience stay on top of important events and to promote interaction with the agency's editorial departments.
The RIA Novosti Press Center has an extensive network of multimedia press centers in Russia and abroad. RIA Novosti is recognized for its video and news conferences, briefings, roundtables and interactive online conferences.
RIA Novosti is striving to keep up with the time and meet the needs of a diverse audience. The agency has won prestigious media contests and is a winner of numerous Russian and international media awards and prizes.