Ilya's posts and critical remarks always become part of public discussions. His statements about urban planning solutions get reactions from city authorities and are actively discussed within local communities.
Ilya is the third most trustworthy blogger in Russia, according to the Romir study.
Top 30 Best Telegram Channels
The @varlamov_news channel took 4th place in the Top 30 Best Telegram Media Channels rating, according to Medialogy as of June 2022.
For many years, Ilya has been heading rating of top cited journalists in monthly Medialogy studies.