Russia’s Media Darlings

Although Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev were most mentioned in Russian media in 2008, Putin only came third in the most-positively-mentioned rankings, according to findings presented by Medialogia, a marketing and media research company in today’s Russia Today:

medvedev_obama1Persons most mentioned in the Russian media:

1) Vladimir Putin – 348,494
2) Dmitry Medvedev – 339,032
3) Viktor Yushchenko – 174,035

Persons mentioned in a positive context:

1) Dmitry Medvedev – 7,784
2) Barack Obama – 2,838
3) Vladimir Putin – 2,475

Persons mentioned in a negative context:

1) Mikhail Saakashvili – 7,670
2) Viktor Yushchenko – 5,460
3) George W. Bush – 3,272

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