ТOP-5 surnames in Russian media for a week (May 22-28, 2023).
Last week's top 5 most mentioned politicians underwent minor changes comparing to the previous reporting period. Instead of Prigozhin, celebrating his "Bakhmut benefit," Alexander Lukashenko took the fourth place in the ranking. There were several reasons for this: firstly, the media focused on Lukashenko's evident health problems; secondly, at the end of the week, he resonated in the information space with a proposal to distribute nuclear weapons to countries that agreed to join the so-called "Union State."
The information space was analysed using a refined methodology based on monitoring 3200 Russian websites, telegram channels, YouTube channels, and significant accounts on VKontakte, Instagram and Facebook.