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TASS takes Russia's oldest news service back to the U.S.S.R.
TASS takes Russia's oldest news service back to the U.S.S.R.

Russia's ITAR-TASS news agency has shorn itself of a post-Soviet moniker and gone Back to the U.S.S.R. The Moscow-based information empire, with 70 national news bureaus and correspondents in 63 other countries, announced late Tuesday that it would be reverting to the name TASS effective Wednesday. TASS was the acronym taken by the news agency created by decree of the Communist Party Supreme Soviet in 1925, standing for the Cyrillic-letter abbreviation for Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union. ITAR, which stood for Information Telegraph Agency of Russia, was added after the 1991 breakup of the Soviet Union to identify the agency with independent Russia. In its dispatch...

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