The RIA Novosti news agency has launched an English-language video channel on YouTube.
RIA Novosti is the first Russian news agency to be granted the status of a YouTube premium partner. The agency began working with the popular video-sharing website in February.
“We hope this cooperation will be of interest and use to both [YouTube] users and the agency,” YouTube’s client relations chief Yury Khazanov said.
“The cooperation with YouTube is strategic for us, it is a part of our policy to build closer ties with our audience,” RIA Novosti Deputy Editor-in-Chief and Multimedia Projects Director Natalya Loseva said.