According to the latest studies by two media monitoring companies—Medialogy and SCAN (part of Interfax),—last month U.S President Donald Trump surpassed Russian president Vladimir Putin in terms of mentions in the Russian media by about 25 percent: 202,000 media mentions of Trump vs. 147,000 media mentions of Putin. According to some experts, this phenomenon is linked to the chronic lack of alternatives in the Russian politics.

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