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NamSor™ is a European designer of name recognition software. Our mission is to help make sense of the Big Data and understand international flows of money, ideas and people. Our specialized data mining software recognizes the linguistic or cultural origin of personal names in any alphabet / language, with fine grain and high accuracy. Names are meaningful : we use sociolinguistics to extract their semantics and deliver actionable intelligence.

RussoScopie becomes NamSor for Russia

We’ve now integrated RussoScopie – a service to monitor the Russian Media and access valuable databases about the businesses in Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Kazakhstan – into NamSor list of valuable data sources, for

– risk management,

– social sciences (migration studies, geography, geopolitics) and international affairs,

– competitive analysis, specially in the industrial and energy sector,

– compliance / KYC, specially in the banking sector.

NamSor, combined with RussoScopie/INTEGRUM, provides a unique capability to analyze the position of the international business community and the current status of Foreign Direct Investments in Russia.

Russian Media Monitor

RussoScopie provides access to INTEGRUM, the  leading  electronic collection of Russian and CIS mass media – with exclusive distribution rights in the French speaking countries and non-exclusive distribution rights elsewhere (in collaboration with Integrum WW).

INTEGRUM professional databases cover Russian newspapers, magazines, teletypes of information agencies, analytical and statistical bulletins, texts of laws, decrees, blogs etc. 

INTEGRUM offers a unified search engine, automatic translation to English, topics monitoring, text analytics, RSS feeds and much more.

We can help you build your own business case : revenues growth, risk management, PR monitoring, B2C brand management, B2B customer relationship, compliance / KYC, competitive intelligence, …

INTEGRUM aggregates more than 10,000 data sources:

Data Source Type Count
Media: Russian Central Press 545
Media: Russian Information agencies 144
Media: Russian Regional press 1521
Media: Russian Regional news agencies 111
Media: Russian The foreign press 38
Media: Russian Foreign news agencies 21
Media: Russian Press CIS 132
Media: Russian News agencies of the CIS 52
Media: Russian Central online edition 1088
Media: Russian Regional Internet publications 833
Media: Russian Foreign Internet publications 229
Media: Russian Corporate publications online 70
Media: Russian Central TV and Radio 7
Media: Russian Central TV and Radio online 38
Media: Russian Regional TV and Radio 79
Media: Russian Regional TV and Radio online 122
Media: Russian International TV and radio 2
Media: Russian International TV and Radio online 4
Russian Official information agencies 382
Russian Blogs – 2M number of communities 10
Russian Archives. national media 1437
Russian Archives. regional media 1603
Russian Archives. foreign media 314
Integrum newspaper 1
Russian Financial and stock news 33
Russian Address-reference database 154
Russian Business information / Analysis 184
Russian Legislation 156
Russian Online library 57
Russian Directory of industrial products 72
Russian Personalities 33
Russian Statistical informations 141
Russian Regional geography 13
Russian Photo Archive 7
Business security / compliance / KYC 73
Russian Library of World Literature 601
Russian Libraries 134

This includes Russian media published in different countries, such as: Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, United Kingdom, Germany, Georgia, Israel, Kazakhstan, Canada, Kyrgyzstan, China, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, USA, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Sweden, Estonia.

Combining INTEGRUM with NamSor can generate unique insights into what’s on top of the agenda in Russia -as reflected by traditional and social media- across all industries, in a specific sectors, as well as in external affairs.


Russian Business Databases

We provide financial institutions, corporate clients, governmental bodies and consultants with databases, innovative tools and robust integration patterns to implement an effective business intelligence strategy focused on the Russian market.


INTEGRUM COMPANIES is a new analytical service offering official information on more than 8 million Russian and foreign companies as well as private entrepreneurs in Russia. INTEGRUM offers both depth and breadth of business information, across all industry sectors: legal and financial data, directors and key decision makers, RFPs, licences, patents, contracts …

MULTILINGUAL MULTI-SOURCE INTEGRATIONFor global players with needs to cross-check information accross different languages, different data sources (such as ISI Emerging Markets, Ruslana Bureau Van Dijk, CEDROM-SNi, Factiva Dow Jones, LexisNexis, fDi Markets, Thomson Reuters or Bloomberg, etc.) we offer :

– integration patterns to filter, aggregate, validate, route information to the right person,
– automatic translation, combined with selective manual translation (in-house or outsourced),
– text and data analytics to support a particular decision making process.


We help you leverage your existing contacts, professional databases, social networks, consultants. We use tools such as sociolinguistics and graph theory to help you reach your objectives and get access to the right people at the right time.


Russian Scientific Databases

We’ve also integrated the leading Russian scientific databases in our bibliometrics offering that was presented during IREG international conference on academic excellence.  Read our brochure (PDF) 201505_NamSor_For_Sciences_v3.00

About NamSor

NamSor™ Applied Onomastics is a European vendor of Name Recognition Software (NamSor sorts names). NamSor mission is to help understand international flows of money, ideas and people.

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About FDIMagnet,

FDIMagnet is NamSor™ offering for Investment Promotion. We use our unique data mining software to offer differentiated Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) services:

–   Diaspora Direct Investments (DDI)
–   Smart Investors Targeting & CRM
–   FDI Targeted Communication

We leverage the ‘big data’ and large commercial databases covering all countries/regions, including the Russian Federation. Follow @FDIMagnet, join the LinkedIn group or email us at

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Russian Media Most Cited People 2014

2014_RussoScopie_GenderGap_MediaFacts about coverage of personal names in the Russian Media in 2014,

  • of the top 100 faces cited every day: 90 are men, 10 are women
  • Vladimir Putin is most the most cited name all 6 days in a week
  • John Kerry was among top 10 most cited names
  • François Hollande was among top 30 most cited names

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Russian tourists: skiing resorts in the Alps could see a drop of -30% or even more

Russian tourists are affected by the Russian Rouble exchange rate and may desert France as a skiing destination. This effect will be most painful in January, when Russian Orthodox Christmas generally helps compensate the end of the French holiday (read further here). The drop could be anticipated and measured well in advance using the ‘big data’, for example by looking at the indication of interest recorded by Russian search engine (equivalent to Google Trends). The year-on-year change in interest has reached 30% to 40%, when the peak for booking is generally mid-December. This is bad news for hotels, restaurants and skiing resort, still relying heavily on a successful winter season for their yearly income.


Month 2014 IoI 2013 IoI YoY
Jun-14 78 69 13%
Jul-14 67 105 -36%
Aug-14 108 157 -31%
Sep-14 215 350 -39%
Oct-14 409 610 -33%

The reversal in interest could be observed as early as July 2014.

For skiing resorts equipped with a CRM (customer relationship management) or the larger players in the hospitality business, it is now possible use ‘predictive analytics’ to analyse customer data, combine with other ‘big data’ indicators measure external effects on occupation rates and pricing.

RapidMiner, combined with NamSor Applied Onomastics, can help refine client segmentation (according to gender, likely country of origin, …) perform sentiment analysis on Twitter, VKontakte or other social networks, in order to anticipate trends and take action (pricing, marketing, …)

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NamSor™ Applied Onomastics is a European designer of name recognition software.

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Stations de Ski : saison 2014, une baisse du tourisme russe de 30-50% à prévoir?

L’impact de la baisse du rouble sur l’affluence dans les stations de ski des Alpes devrait particulièrement se faire sentir lors de la période du Noël russe, début janvier (Le tourisme russe abandonne les stations de ski autrichiennes [lien]). Une baisse qui est déjà possible de mesurer par avance à l’aide du ‘big data’, par exemple en regardant les indications d’intérêt recencées sur le moteur de recherche (équivalent de Google Trends). La baisse d’intérêt d’ores et déjà dépasse 30 à 40%, alors que le pic des réservations en ligne se fait généralement mi-décembre. Une mauvaise nouvelle pour les hôteliers et la restauration, qui dépendent beaucoup du succès de la saison hivernale.


Month 2014 IoI 2013 IoI YoY
Jun-14 78 69 13%
Jul-14 67 105 -36%
Aug-14 108 157 -31%
Sep-14 215 350 -39%
Oct-14 409 610 -33%

Le renversement de tendance pouvait être observé dès le mois de Juillet 2014.

Pour les stations ou les acteurs du tourisme équipés d’un outil CRM, il est désormais possible d’utiliser un outil de ‘predictive analytics’ pour analyser les données client, combiner avec des indicateurs ‘big data’ et mesurer l’impact potentiel sur l’affluence et sur les prix.

L’outil RapidMiner, combiné avec l’extension NamSor Applied Onomastics, permet de réaliser des segmentations dans le tourisme selon l’origine géographique probable, le genre etc. d’analyser les sentiments exprimés sur Twitter ou les autres réseaux sociaux afin d’anticiper les tendances et d’agir (prix, marketing, clientèle de substitution, …)

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NamSor™ Applied Onomastics is a European designer of name recognition software.

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Russian e-Diaspora on Twitter

NamSor Applied Onomastics has just published an interactive map of the Russian digital Diaspora built ‘by recognizing the Twitter names of geotagged tweets’. This e-Diaspora is a mix of : real Diaspora, Russian Tourists, Business travellers, Students abroad, … A common view is that Twitter is not so big in Russia, though it’s quite popular in the Russian community in the US and the UK (as well as in the political Opposition). So what does the Russian Twitter really look like? You can click here to access the interactive features (zoom in, out, etc.)

Russian Twitter GEOnomastics

Russian Twitter GEOnomastics

And if you’d like to meet Russian people abroad during your next Holiday, now you know where to go …

Russian Twitter GEOnomastics

Russian Twitter GEOnomastics (Europe)

Bon voyage:-) Счастливое путешествие!

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Automotive Industry Focus – the example of Renault-Nissan AVTOVAZ

If you missed yesterday’s Webinar, register now the next one about Gazprom & Rosneft. It will take place on the 27th of May (10AM London, 11AM Paris, 13AM Moscow).

Understanding the local context of Renault-Nissan in Russia might prove strategically significant in the next months, given the current economic trend in Europe and Russia:

Data analysts can download the GEPHI source file here 201305_Avtovaz_Russia_102. If you would like to share you own #DataViz,  please mention RussoScopie/INTEGRUM as the DataSource and let us know, so we can re-tweet and share. Enjoy the freebie!

201305 Avtovaz Russia Gephi


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The French White Paper on defence and national security, 2013 | Excerpts on Russia

Yesterday, the French White Paper on defence and national security (2013) was released for publication.

Excerpts on Russia

The fast growth of Russia’s military expenditure and Energy as a major geopolitical concern of Russia, demonstrate Russia’s intent to reassert its economic and military power. In such context, the relationship of Russia with European countries can only be contrasted.

With France, the relationship with Russia varies from active cooperation (military equipments, logistical cooperation during Afghanistan retreat), convergence of views (Mali, Afghanistan) and divergence of views (Syria).

The subtle balance between those different dimensions of the relationships with Russia, for France but also the European Union, is there to last.

France political goal for the next NATO Summit in Chicago is to support stronger cooperation with Russia.

Since the European Union is a neighbour of Russia, some EU members share a common border. The reinforcement of stability of the Eastern European countries, based on cooperation with Russia according to the principles solemnly proclaimed twenty years ago by the Charte de Paris, is a key concern for the security of Europe, consequently of France.

Original excepts in French

Le budget militaire de la Russie est en croissance rapide. 

La question énergétique est désormais un enjeu majeur de la politique étrangère russe.

Ces évolutions attestent que la Russie se donne les moyens économiques et militaires d’une politique de puissance.

Dans un tel contexte, les relations [de la Russie] avec les pays de l’Union européenne ne peuvent qu’être contrastées.

Avec la France, les relations conjuguent des dimensions de coopération (équipements militaires, appui logistique lors du retrait d’Afghanistan), des convergences (Mali, Afghanistan) et des divergences (Syrie).

Le difficile équilibre qui prévaut aujourd’hui, pour la France comme pour l’Europe, entre toutes ces dimensions de la relation avec la Russie est probablement appelé à durer.

La France a fait de la coopération étroite avec Moscou un de ses objectifs politiques pour la déclaration du Sommet de Chicago de l’OTAN.

L’Union européenne est désormais dans une situation de voisinage avec la Russie, certains de ses membres partageant avec elle une frontière commune. La consolidation de la stabilité aux marges orientales de l’Europe, sur la base de relations de coopération avec la Russie dans le cadre des principes solennellement posés il y a plus de vingt ans par la Charte de Paris, est un enjeu essentiel pour la sécurité de l’Europe, et donc de la France.

Read the full document White Paper on defence and national security, 2013 (in French).

About RussoScopie

RussoScopie provides access to INTEGRUM, the  leading  electronic collection of Russian and CIS mass media and provider of Russian Business Data.

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2013 Annual Report of the CCIFR French-Russian Observatory

The first edition of the French-Russian Observatory Annual Report (2013) is now available (in French).

Read the Table of Content and order now at a discounted price or from the 2nd of May online with FNAC.

The Russian version will be presented during the next St. Petersburg International Economic Forum on 20-22 June 2013.

Ежегодный доклад «Россия 2013»

Это издание представляет глубокий анализ современной ситуации в России и охватывает самый широкий круг тем: экономика, внутренняя политика и общество, регионы, внешняя политика и оборона. Один из разделов посвященвопросам истории и искусства, он отражает богатство, глубину и разнообразие франко-российских отношений.

Французское издание Ежегодного доклада было торжественно представлено публике 18 апреля в Национальной ассамблее в Париже. Презентация российского издания запланирована на Петербургском международном экономическом форуме 20-22 июня 2013 года.

The CCIFR and the French-Russian Observatory are subscribers of INTEGRUM Russian Media Monitoring and INTEGRUM Companies.

Observatoire franco-russe

About the French-Russian Observatory
Created in March 2012 and linked to the Economic Council of the French-Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIFR), the French-Russian Observatory aims to produce an in-depth expertise on Russia, and promote a greater awareness of French realities among Russian political and economic elites. It publishes policy papers and the yearbook on Russia. It also organizes events such as colloquiums, seminars, press conferences in Paris, Moscow and Russian regions. The following are members of the French-Russian Observatory’s scientific advisory board, both scholars and experts, who actively participate in its work: Alain Blum, Pascal Boniface, Isabelle Facon, Peter Kopp, Jean Radvanyi, Marie-Pierre Rey, Yevgeny Gavrilenkov, Sergei Guriev, Sergei Karaganov, Fyodor Lukyanov, Ruslan Pukhov, Konstantin Simonov.

INTEGRUM professional databases cover Russian newspapers, magazines, teletypes of information agencies, analytical and statistical bulletins, texts of laws, decrees, blogs etc. as well as Russian Companies.

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06 May (Webinar) Business intelligence for Economic diplomacy

Our next webSeminar will take place on the 6th of May (10AM London, 11AM Paris, 13AM Moscow) and will cover Business intelligence, in the context of Economic diplomacy.

Economic diplomacy deals with the nexus between power and wealth in international affairs (1)

Economic diplomacy not only promotes the state’s prosperity but also, as occasion demands and opportunity permits, manipulates its foreign commercial and financial relations in support of its foreign policy – as in the case of US/UE sanctions against Iran. Accordingly, economic diplomacy is a major theme of the external relations of virtually all countries. At home, economic ministries, trade and investment promotion bodies, chambers of commerce, and of course foreign ministries, are all participants in economic work. Current trends include increasing collaboration between state and non-official agencies, and increased importance given to WTO issues, the negotiation of free trade and preferential trade agreements, and accords covering investments, double taxation avoidance, financial services and the like. Abroad, embassies, consulates, and trade offices handle economic diplomacy. The main focus is on promotion, to attract foreign business, investments, technology and tourists. Economic diplomacy connects closely with political, public and other segments of diplomatic work. 

Currently, business intelligence (BI) is a corporate toolset – not a diplomatic one

Governments gradually take interest in the practices of the corporate world (organization, tools and methodology). Young computer-savy diplomats use Twitter and LinkedIn, VK in Russia or Sina weibo in China. Implementing heavier tools, such as Customer Relationship Management (CRM) or BI to improve the efficiency of the Economic diplomacy remains a challenge. Some diplomats are already familiar with all-in-one databases combining media information and data about companies and decision makers (such as Factiva Dow Jones or LexisNexis). INTEGRUM is a similar all-in-one database focused on Russia and the CIS.

Russia : a large emerging / re-emerging market and a looming competitor

Russian (and the CIS) is already a large market – but not an easy market: there is competition for it.

It is a world class player in the field of commodities (energy, metals, agriculture). In some industrial sectors, such as the nuclear industry, it is already a fearful competitor.

Do not overlook Russia ; and get the right tools for an efficient Economic diplomacy.

Read the supporting presentation here: 20130506 EconomicDiplomacy


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2013-04-24 Nation branding, place marketing to attract Russian tourists (Seminar)

Our next weekly webSeminar will take place on the 24th of April (10AM London, 11AM Paris, 13AM Moscow) and will cover Nation branding, place marketing and attracting Russian tourists.

What are the expectations of Russian tourists?

Atout France, the French tourism promotion agency, expects 1.2 million Russian tourists to visit France in 2013 and published an extensive study of the profile of those visitors. The DGCIS also published an extensive statistical analysis of the adequacy of the offering with the demand of foreign tourists, broken down by countries – including Russia and the other BRICS. But if that’s too much information, you may want to read an outdated but crispy Portrait of a Russian Tourist in Paris by Dr Alexandre MELNIK.

No doubt that other international destinations -Germany, Great-Britain, Turkey, Dubai, China- look with interest at this same population of middle-class or wealthy Russian tourists.

Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing has been extremely successful in using dedicated channels such as Aviamost to promote its strong brand in Russia and the CIS.

Touristic Destinations Interests France vs. Dubai (2013)

If we trust Google Trends to give us a clue about the Future, Dubai could overtake France as early as 2015 in terms of overall interest by internauts.

What about Paris: can we see a similar trend, looking through the eyes of Russian media?

Dubai vs Paris - a Russian Point of View

Russian interest in Paris remains very strong, but we see a growing interest in tourism in Dubai. Also, it seems that when the Russian economie does well (ex. pre 2008 crisis), the interest of Russians in Dubai -as a shopping and business destination- tends to rise.

The country image drives the tourist’s expectations.

During our seminar, we will introduce nation branding and place marketing. We will show how the BigData, and Russian media monitoring in particular, can be used to follow trends and measure the effectiveness of your marketing strategies. For example:

-In the eye of Russian people, are cities like London, Paris and Dubai associated with Business or Leisure ?
-How much are countries like Spain, Italy, France associated with Arts & Culture?


INTEGRUM professional databases cover Russian newspapers, magazines, teletypes of information agencies, analytical and statistical bulletins, texts of laws, decrees, blogs etc.

To donwnload the presentation : 20130424_RussoScopie_NamSor_Tourism_vF

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