- Not to be mistaken for the company TASS International Mobility.
The Soviet media agencies was TASS and ITAR-TASS was the later incarnation of it. Tass is the Federal State Unitary Enterprise, owned by the Government of Russia and headquartered in Moscow, Russia.
The name ITAR-TASS, abbreviation of: Informatsionnye Telegrafnoye Agentstvto Rossii–Telegrafnoe Agentstvo Sovetskovo Soyuza, (Russian: “Information Telegraph Agency of Russia–Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union”).
The Tass news agency is the largest Russian news agency, and the fourth largest in the world after Reuters, the Associated Press (AP) and Agence France-Presse (AFP).
It was founded in 1902. The Bolsheviks seized it in November 1917 and renamed as the Central Information Agency of the Soviet Russian Council of People's Commissars until 1925, when it became TASS (Telegrafnoye agentstvo Sovetskogo Soyuza). A January 1992 presidential decree signed by President Boris Yeltsin re-defined status of Tass and changed its name to the Information Telegraph Agency of Russia.
Bureaus as of 2017Edit
- 70 offices in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).
- 68 bureaus around the world.
Units, brands, names, sub-divisions and former sub-divisionsEdit
- TTA, SPTA, PTA, ROSTA
- Russian news agency (AKA: TASS)
- TASS press centre