Dec. 12 2017 - 18:12

Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation in Top Yandex Search Terms of 2017


Alexei Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation was one of the most popular search terms in 2017, according to a list released by Russia’s search engine giant Yandex on Tuesday.

The Foundation’s activities appeared fifth in the “top 10 events in Russia and the world” category.

Navalny’s organization released a series of popular video investigations exposing corruption among top Russian officials in 2017, inspiring several mass protests. The most-watched investigation on Russian Prime Minister Dimitry Medvedev hit more than 25 million views on YouTube.

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Navalny has said he is running for president in March 2018, but has been officially barred from participating due to a conviction that his supporters say is politically motivated.

One search term that missed the top 10 list was President Vladimir Putin’s campaign in Syria, which was declared a victory on Monday.

The St. Petersburg metro terrorist attack in April was the most searched-for event in 2017. The Mathilde film controversy and the persecution of the Rohingya in Myanmar also made the list.

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