Top 5 topics in Russian media for the week (Аugust 21 -27, 2023)
Despite the resonance of the Embraer Legacy 600 crash involving Yevgeny Prigozhin, this event did not surpass the traditional dominant topics in the Russian information space in terms of mentionability. The top three remain unchanged: "special military operation", "war in Ukraine", and "sanctions". The "air crash" resulting in Prigozhin's death only ranked fourth. Closing the top five is the stress-inducing topic of "mobilization" for Russian society.
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.