Top 5 terms in Russian media for the week (June 26 - July 2, 2023)
The repercussions of Prigozhin's armed mutiny significantly shaped media trends during the past week, resulting in "Wagner" PMC taking the top spot as the most frequently mentioned term. The traditional leader of the ranking NATO slid to the second position. The Russian army occupied the third position. Discussions regarding events on the front line have somewhat diminished as the Ukrainian counteroffensive dropped to the fourth position. Additionally, the defence remained the dominant method of warfare employed by the Russian Armed Forces during this stage of the conflict, placing it fifth in the ranking.
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.