Tatarstan President, Chairman of the Russia - Islamic World group Rustam Minnikhanov topped the list of governors of the Volga regions in terms of media coverage in October 2017.

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His name was mentioned 9,906 times in October. Nizhny Novgorod Governor Gleb Nikitin came second, and acting Samara Region Governor Dmitry Azarov was third.

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Among governors across Russia, the Tatarstan President was ranked 7th, trailing Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin, Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, among others.