ТOP-5 surnames in Russian media for a week (May 15-22, 2023).
The top three most mentioned names in Russia comparing to the last week remain unchanged. Vladimir Putin, Volodymyr Zelensky, and Joe Biden continue to be in focus of attention of Russian media. Evgeny Prigozhin's advance to the fourth place is a result of the "capture" of Bakhmut, which the owner of the private military company "Wagner" reported at the end of the week. The fifth place of Sergey Sobyanin is explained by the decision of the Moscow branch of "United Russia" to nominate him as a candidate for the next city mayor elections.
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.