International current awareness service provider Esmerk expands its operations in Russia. Esmerk will double its Russian-language production capacity and renew its sales and customer support organisation. Esmerk was founded in Finland in 1975 and it is part of the Finnish media group SanomaWSOY, the largest media group in Northern Europe. The publishing house Independent Media is the best known part of SanomaWSOY's operations in Russia. Esmerk Russia, based in St. Petersburg, has been in operation for 11 years.

- After the expansion we will be able to offer a significantly wider and faster service to our Russian customers in monitoring their markets, customers and competitors, says Yekaterina Levochkaya, the General Director of OOO Esmerk Information.

Esmerk provides customised news analysis and summary services. Esmerk's professional analysts monitor events around the world on a daily basis. Esmerk covers business news in 30 languages from 130 countries. Esmerk in part of Sanoma Division of SanomaWSOY Group.