Who We AreSince 1994 A & A Inform, Ltd. has been producing and creating high quality television films, and television and multimedia advertising, as well as publishing and distributing books and magazines, and
developing local and international media projects in the United Kingdom, Russia, the United States, and other countries throughout the world. Our focus is not only on high levels of professionalism, quality, and style, but also on innovation, drive, and truly imaginative solutions to the problems arising from the modern world`s ceaselessly changing business and cultural environment.
We pride ourselves on imagining new vehicles for "delivering" our message, and on our ability to personalize any project we work on. But this means we focus not only on "results" but on process, too, seeking to make the work fun, enjoyable, and memorable (the true guarantees of success in our business).
We have repeatedly received national and international awards for our work, and yet our very highest compliment came to us from a professor of literature who wrote to us: "Your shows simultaneously lift my mood and lower my blood pressure."
We believe that any long-term serious media-project requires adhering to the highest editorial and production standards, and trying to serve the public and its needs as well. We believe in innovative models of communication, with dynamic, not static solutions, and mobile, open growth, often based on "open" or "natural" programming and advertising, allowing the message to deliver itself. We are also specialists in developing infomercials, television and multimedia advertisements, books, journals, media publications, and numerous other kinds of media products. Whatever medium we work with, we have one overall guiding criterion: quality.
A Russian-US joint venture, A&A Inform Inc., is established in the US by Alexander Korobko in New York, USA. The company produces “Elusive Kramarov” and “Russians in Hollywood” television documentaries and several television commercials, broadcast in Russia and the USA. Publishes the “New York Travel Guide”. Alexander Korobko and A&A INFORM produce, jointly with the "Cinetron Productions Inc.", the first Russian-American TV commercials (for "Inkombank" and the "Union Card").
"Otchiy Dom" ("Homeland") magazine "partworks" launched by A&A Inform Inc. in Russia (series published from 1995 to 2004) and "TAM" ("Over There") magazine published in Russia by Alexander Korobko and associates jointly with the “American Media”, publishers of “Soap Opera Weekly” and the “National EInquirer”. The print-run of 100,000 copies is sold out from the very first fortnightly issue. After several successful initial issues, "ТАМ" was sold to the distributors.
The company focuses on TV production for NTV MIR, City TV and CFMT in Canada, UK and Russia.
A&A Inform is established as a UK company.
"Russian Hour" TV series launched. The programmes helped increase mutual understanding between the UK and Russia, and celebrate the Russian-British connection. The series received excellent reviews and prestigious awards.
Alexander Korobko, nominated at the 10th International Festival of TV Programmes and Films for the Golden Tambourine award in the Enlightening Programme category, carries off the prize with the TV documentary "Who am I? Archaeogenetic adventure".
"Ugra Time" TV series launched. Ahead of the 2008 EU-Russia summit, the "Russian Hour" travelled to Khanty-Mansiysk to film a 17-part series of half-hour films which explains the culture and geography of Ugra to western audiences.
Gagarin stone unveiled in Skara Brae time walk. "Historic Scotland" and the "Russian Hour" unveil a new stone in the Skara Brae historic timeline to acknowledge the first man in space, Yuri Gagarin.
Russian Convoys Memorial unveiled in Orkney. "Russian Hour", Orkney Islands Council, the Government of the Autonomous Province of Ugra, and "Ugra Time" unveil a memorial to all those who sailed in the Arctic Convoys, also known as the Russian Convoys, during the Second World War. "Russian Hour" moves into the production of "cinematographic" commercials` with a Hollywood-style commercial for the Khanty-Mansiysk Bank.
"Russian Hour" (A&A Inform Ltd.) expands its media activities and moves into publishing and multimedia partworks` production.
Russian Hour opens a new media studio in Moscow.
Russian Hour develops its own style of “micro-movie” advertisements.
Russian Hour launches the “Russia’s DNA” book series.