The agency was established in 1989 by officials from the international service, Moscow Radio. It is part of the Interfax Information Service Group, a group of approximately 30 companies that consist of national, regional and branch information agencies under the Interfax name. It employs around 1,000 journalists and produces over 1,500 stories daily.
The organization concentrates on news concerning Europe and Asia and it has offices in London, New York, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Denver, Moscow, Warsaw, Budapest, Prague, Kiev, Minsk and Almaty.
- Shrivastava, K. M. (2007). News agencies from pigeon to internet. Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd. p. 208. ISBN 978-1-932705-67-6.
See also 
- Interfax-Ukraine - Interfax daughter company
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