Based on the results of research carried out by one of the media agencies, a rating of the most read Russian periodicals was compiled. The rating is calculated based on three factors: popularity from journalists, readers and advertisers. It included categories such as social and political publications, business and popular newspapers.
According to the rating, "Novye Izvestia", "Izvestia" and "Rossiyskaya Gazeta" took the third, second and first places in the section "Political Publications". Among business newspapers, the most widely read were Vedomosti and Kommersant.
About politics and economics
The Izvestia newspaper was founded back in March 1917 and since then has been published 5 times a week, with a circulation of over 150,000 copies. The publication covers events in the Russian Federation and abroad, publishes comments and opinions of analysts on the topic of economics, finance, business, sports and cultural events.
The first place in the "Business Newspapers" section is occupied by the daily Kommersant (circulation 120-130 thousand copies), which also talks about politics, Russian and world business, promptly covers the main events in society.
The daily newspaper "Vedomosti", which took the honorable third place in the "Business Newspapers" section, has been published since 1999 with a circulation of 75 thousand copies. The publication promptly provides reliable information about politics, events in the world of economics and finance, publishes analytical articles and forecasts.
The first place in the rating of "Social and Political Newspapers" is occupied by "Rossiyskaya Gazeta". It has a circulation of about 180 thousand copies and is the official publication of the Government of the Russian Federation.
Newspapers for the masses
Founded back in 1925, one of the most widely read newspapers, Komsomolskaya Pravda, the leader in the rating of Mass Newspapers, is published 6 times a week. The newspaper was created as a party bulletin, but gradually changed its specialization and since 2000 is considered one of the largest Russian tabloids.
Argumenty i Fakty is on the next step after Komsomolskaya Pravda. It has been published since 1978. It is noteworthy that in 1990 the weekly was included in the Guinness Book of Records as the publication with the largest circulation (100 million readers and 33.5 million copies). In addition to scandalous political and economic news, sports and culture news, adapted for the average citizen, the newspaper contains such headings as "Dacha", "Health", "Tourism", "Auto", as well as reviews of books, films, contests and tests.
The AiF newspaper is read not only in Russia, but also in almost 60 countries around the world.
Moskovsky Komsomolets, a daily all-Russian newspaper founded in 1977, ranks third in the rating of Mass Newspapers. Currently, it is published with a circulation of 700 thousand copies and tells about all aspects of life in Russia: politics, economics and finance, theater news, cinema, stage, domestic and foreign sports achievements.