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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 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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About NamSor

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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moving voices from the grave

So much potential!

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It’s not every day one hears the voice of Tolstoy, expressing himself in French. It didn’t occur during a session of spiritism, but during an interview organized by KazTV at the ‘Institut des Archives Sonores’, Paris. Thank you Mr Edison!

This institute, created by Franklin PICARD, resulted of the merger of two large private collections of voice recordings from all over the world. Where do they come from ? From the grave, but before that – where did they come from? Onomastics, the science of proper names, is a powerful tool to search in such archives the origin of the voices. The often belong to several origin, if you think in terms of geography, or political boundaries or culture: the voice of President Kennedy is the voice of America, but it’s also the voice of the Irish Diaspora.

During soviet times, thousands of voices of poets, writers, philosophers…

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Russians represent the largest foreign business community in Kazakhstan

Ethnic Russians represent the largest foreign business community in Kazakhstan, according to a study of company directors names conducted by @FDIMagnet.


Several EU countries have large business communities as well: Polish, Czech, Bulgarian, German expats or businessmen represent a significant share of Executive Directors and Board Members of the largest companies incorporated in Kazakhstan.

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Monitoring of current events in Russia and Ukraine

The latest events in the Ukraine and the Crimea, as well as  the tensions between Russia and the West, continue to attract attention of media and social networks.

Integrum World Wide offers you an automated monitoring and analysis of the information related to these  events. With our services you will be able to track information and view analytical reports configured according to the present Themes of your interests in real-time.

“My Integrum” performs 24/7 automated monitoring of many thousands of newspapers, magazines, newswires and other mass media of Russia, Ukraine and the FSU states.

Integrum Social Media” service provides 24/7 monitoring of the most popular social networks including Facebook, Twitter and Vkontakte.

Your Integrum’s personal customer managers will assist you in setting up your personal  Themes for monitoring.

A number of Themes and Objects related to monitoring of these events  have already been set up.

Taking into account the growing interest in the ongoing situation, special discounts will be offered for our subscribers.

Please find more information about the possibilities of monitoring of these events  in English and Russian here:

If you are interested in setting up automated monitoring of media and social networks on the Theme of your choice, please contact us at

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19 Feb 2014 – Seminar ENS/Sorbonne on Economic Diplomacy

Last year, @RussoScopie had co-organized a seminar on ‘Geopolitics – Russia, Energy & the Arab World‘ with Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne/ENS with the participation of Gazprom, IEA, evolutionenergie, araprism.

The topic for 2014 is Economic Diplomacy. Read the agenda & register here

Programme :

9 h 30 – Accueil des participants – Accueil boissons chaudes & madeleines.


10 h – Allocution d’ouverture : L’Etat et les entreprises, même combat ?

 Emmanuel Ly-Batallan | Directeur Adjoint à la Direction des entreprises et de l’économie internationale, Ministère des Affaires Etrangères.

11 h – Pause et rafraîchissements


11 h 10 – Table ronde I : La diplomatie des villes et des régions : entre appui de l’Etat et stratégies autonomes.

Pierre Andrieu | Ambassadeur pour la Champagne-Ardenne et la Lorraine, Ministère des Affaires étrangères.

Rachel Haab | Directrice Europe, Relations internationales et Coopération, Région Rhône-Alpes.
Chantal Poiret | Ambassadrice pour la Haute et Basse-Normandie, Ministère des Affaires étrangères.
Branislav Stanicek | Administrateur auprès du Comité des Régions, Bruxelles.


12 h 30 – Déjeuner libre


14 h – Table ronde II : La diplomatie des grands contrats : la convergence d’intérêt de l’Etat et des grands groupes français

Alexandre Papaemmanuel | Responsable commercial – Renseignement, Airbus – Defense & Space.

Laurent Paupe | Chef de projet Due Diligence, Agence pour la Diffusion de l’Information Technologique (ADIT).

Thierry Taboy | Vice Président, Responsabilité Sociale d’Entreprise, Orange.


15 h 45 – Pause et rafraîchissements


16 h – Table ronde III : Image de marque et stratégies d’influences dans la diplomatie économique des entreprises françaises

Borina Andrieu | Directrice du Développement International, Wilmotte & Associés.

Elian Carsenat | Fondateur de NamSor Applied Onomastics.

Guy-Philippe Goldstein | FaberNovel.


17 h 45 – Allocution de clôture : L’Union européenne, l’action politique extérieure au diapason des relations économiques ?

Yann Richard | Directeur de l’Institut de Géographie de la Sorbonne.


18 h30 – Cocktail

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Bonne année ! Happy new year ! С Новым годом!

RussoScopie est heureux de vous présenter ses meilleurs vœux pour la nouvelle année. Happy new year ! С Новым годом!
Happy New Year

Combien de français et de russes vivent aujourd’hui loin de leur pays ? Combien passeront le Nouvel An à Paris, à Moscou ou à Dubai? Que peut nous dire Twitter? Nous le découvrirons ensemble à la rentrée.

How many French, Russian people live abroad today? How many will travel and spend the New-Year in Paris, Moscow or in Dubai? What can Twitter tell us about it? We’ll discover it together in January.

Bonne année ! Happy new year ! С Новым годом!

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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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Russia Banking Sector – Rosbank, UniCredit etc.

Our last seminar before the summer break took place on the 17th of June and was focused on Foreign banks in Russia with an analysis of Rosbank and UniCredit general ecosystems. It took place just before the SPIEF 2013, during which event Société Générale confirmed its objective of making 15% ROE by 2015.

Societe Generale “didn’t identify any direct risks” from a financial point of view from Golubkov’s case, Deputy CEO Bernardo Sanchez Incera told shareholders at an annual meeting last month. It is is monitoring indirect risks from the case, he said.

That the Bank’s top management was not warned in advance -as as courtesy- of such a high visible move as the Golubkov arrest clearly sends a worrying signal, to which situation Rosbank’s corporate and retail clients have already reacted :

During a month, 19.5% of corporate customer funds and 1.2% of retail deposits were withdrawn from Rosbank, part of Societe Generale Group, according to Rosbank’s financial statements seen by Izvestia.

Our presentation on the 17th of June can be downloaded here : 20130617_RusBanking_Webinar_vF.pdf


Our RussoScopie seminars will restart in September, on the 16th : registration is open. The topic will be Russian Foreign Direct Investments in Europe and European FDIs in Russia. In the meantime, enjoy a pleasant summer.

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