The portal of the Russian news Agency Sputnik in Finnish was launched in April last year, according to the Finnish news portal Yle.
In addition to Finland its activities Sputnik stopped in Sweden, Norway and Denmark. In the beginning of 2016, the Russian company opened its sites in Estonia and Latvia.
In Latvia, the website Sputniknews.lv operates in two languages, Latvian and Russian. In addition to news website publishes video and photo reports, live broadcasts, infographics, interviews, and other materials. According to the chief editor Margarita Simonyan, "Sputnik is a modern media outlet that other media is different, first of all, the choice of topics and angles, vision of the world".
State media group "International news Agency "Russia today" (MIA "Russia today") was established in 2013 after the elimination of one of the largest infoagent of the country, RIA "Novosti". General Director MIA "Russia today" has become a TV presenter Dmitry Kiselev (included in the sanctions list of the European Union), chief editor, Margarita Simonyan, who combines this post with the leadership of the Russia Today TV channel.
The international news Agency Sputnik, which replaced RIA "news" in the sphere of foreign broadcasting, started its operation in 2014. Dmitry Kiselev said that Sputnik should "resist the aggressive propaganda, which today feed the world." The sites are working Sputnik in dozens of languages including English, Arabic, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Polish etc
In Russia there was a reorganization of international broadcasting in the fall of 2014. Then the state news Agency Sputnik has replaced the international broadcasting companies RIA Novosti and the "Voice of Russia".