Top 5 surnames in the Russian media for a week (June 26- July 2, 2023)
The armed mutiny of mercenaries from the “Wagner” Private Military Company appeared to be on top of the news at the end of last week. It significantly affected the public figure mention ratings in Russian media. Yevgeny Prigozhin, who had been pushed to the periphery of the information space in recent weeks, became the critical newsmaker of the "March for Justice" and climbed to the second place in the rating, conceding only to Vladimir Putin. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was pushed to the third position. Active involvement in resolving the rebellion by negotiation processes has propelled Alexander Lukashenko to fourth place. Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin, who launched his election campaign, finished on the fifth place.
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.