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Major events in our history, our projects, our production achievements.

1991 Severo-Zapad, one of the USSRs first private news agencies, is founded. It releases daily bilingual Russian and English news issues covering events from Northwest Russia, with its first clientele including diplomatic offices based in Leningrad (later St. Petersburg). Severo-Zapad becomes the USSRs first ever information agency to distribute news via the Internet.

It holds first promotional campaigns in Russian newspapers.

1992 Severo-Zapad releases the first English language issue of the EcoChronicle magazine. The agency is invited to cover the G7 Summit in Helsinki.

1993 Severo-Zapad produces journalist materials for the foreign media including Helsingin Sanomat, YLE radio, BBC, Daily Telegraph, and others.

1994 Severo-Zapad organizes the first meeting of Russian and Finnish journalists in Helsinki; co-founds the St. Petersburg Journalist League; creates training journalist courses in cooperation with FOJO (Sweden) with financial support from the Swedish International Development Agency; and releases the first Russian-language issue of EcoChronicle in partnership with the St. Petersburg municipal water utility Vodokanal.

1995 Severo-Zapad begins to release daily business news issues in Finnish and Swedish, with subscribership including over 100 Scandinavian companies. The agency implements an information/promotional campaign to help Onninen, one of Scandinavias largest suppliers of construction materials, enter the Russian market.

1996 At the national journalist contest, Ecology in Russia, EcoChronicle is awarded as The Best Environmental Magazine.

1997 Severo-Zapad executes a contract to develop the concept and to begin the production of the Metro newspaper.

1998 To implement its own publication projects, Severo-Zapad founds the information and advertising agency Severo-Zapad Media that publishes the newspaper Peterburzhets including the advertisers Privet Internet, Vyberi Zdorovie, and Stop-Signal.

1999 Severo-Zapad begins to publish the information and advertising tourist paper Anons.

2000 Severo-Zapad implements the project Cross-Border Cooperation in collaboration with FOJO (Sweden) and the Swedish International Development Agency. The agency releases a special EcoChronicle issue on international Baltic environmental cooperation.

Severo-Zapad becomes a cofounder of the national media association MediaUnion, other founders including ITAR-TASS, Interfax, the Ekspert magazine, the TV company Vid, and other Russian media leaders.

2001 Severo-Zapad renders information service to the construction corporation Skanska. The agency organizes the national journalist forum Nashe Vremya (Our Times).
The information/advertising paper Anons is renamed into Infoskop registered as a trademark.

2002 Severo-Zapad develops the brand for the national award Radiomania, and registers a patent to produce compact information sheets (similar to Z-Cards).

2003 Severo-Zapad organizes the Peterburg: Vozrozhdenie Mechty award ceremony marking the citys 300-year jubilee.
Severo-Zapad organizes a congress of the International Federation of Environmental Journalists.

2004 Severo-Zapad develops the concept and begins to produce the newspaper Hermitage News and the quarterly Visitor publishing culture and museum news around town.

2005 Severo-Zapad organizes the Days of St. Petersburg in Helsinki, and implements a project to render information services to the National Agricultural Census.

2006 Severo-Zapad acts as an information sponsor in the G8 Summit in St. Petersburg.
Severo-Zapad begins to release the newspaper Prioritet-Zdorovie to cover the implementation of the National Health Project.

Severo-Zapad publishes the first issue of Vestnik Khristianskoy Nauki on commission from Christian Science Monitor.
 
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