Top 5 surnames in the Russian media for a week (August 21-27, 2023)
Yevgeny Prigozhin has returned to the top five most mentioned individuals rating. After weeks of being forgotten, the owner of the Wagner PMC has landed second in the ratings, losing only to Vladimir Putin. The crash of the Embraer Legacy 600 with the Wagner PMC leadership became a hot topic for Russian media. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky naturally moved to the third position, with Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin in fourth. US leader Joe Biden is rounding out the top five.
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.