BvDEP launches Russian company database

Bureau van Dijk Electronic Publishing (BvDEP) is launching RUSLANA, a source of information on companies in Russia and the Ukraine. RUSLANA will contain both standardised and “as reported” financial information for nearly a million companies. It will be available from February 16th 2006 via

RUSLANA will include profit and loss and balance sheet data in various accounting formats for approximately 600,000 Russian, and over 260,000 Ukrainian, companies, with summaries for a further 100,000 Ukrainian companies. The data is supplied by Creditreform, providers of business reports on companies in both region. Supplementary data includes: BvDEP detailed ownership information, news including M&A activity from ZEPHYR, activities, management, import/export details and stock price data.

To support and promote the new product, BvDEP has established a new office in Moscow which is overseen by Mark Schwerzel, BvDEP’s director for Germany, Austria and Eastern Europe. RUSLANA will be provided via the internet, initially in English, with plans to launch a Cyrillic version in the near future. It will be aimed at financial services/banks, corporates, consultancies and accountants, as well as the public sector, and will be typically used for financial research, credit analysis and business to business marketing.

More information about RUSLANA is available from BvDEP on and where you can request a free trial.