March 28, 2014
Natalia Poklonskaya is acting Attorney General in Crimea, and has the blessing of Putin.
The Japanese really like her.
From the Guardian:
The Crimean crisis may well be the “biggest threat to European security” since the Cold War, sparking outrage, panic and prompting feverish talk of global war.
Observers of the conflict, primarily in Japan, have become preoccupied, not with the potential implications of Russia’s annexing of Crimea and massing of troops on the Ukrainian border, but rather with the region’s newly-appointed attorney general Natalia Poklonskaya.
As the world shudders at the thought of a potential showdown between Russia and the rest of the world, the Japanese are swooning over a clip of Ms. Poklonskaya giving a press conference.
The video of 33-year-old Poklonskaya has been viewed nearly 300,000 times after being widely posted across Japanese social media platforms.
Ms. Poklonskaya, who previously served as a prosecutor for the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s office, was appointed to the job of attorney general on 11 March.
The video footage of her first press conference has since gone viral around the world making her an internet sensation and drawing widespread media coverage.
According to the BBC reports, many internet commenters have depicted the feisty legal eagle as a “battle-ready heroine”.
Website RocketNews24 has helpfully collated some of the comments Japanese netizens were making about Poklonskaya.
“She’s just my type!”, says one correspondent.
“Ukraine has such a high percentage of devastatingly beautiful women. This is a battle I cannot avoid. Be right back; going to Crimea,” offers another.
For Poklonskaya, however, things are little more serious.
In response to her branding of the change of government in Kiev an “anti-constitutional coup” the Ukrainian government has since launched a criminal case against her and stripped her of the civil service rank of “counsellor of justice”.
Here is the infamous press conference, with subtitles.
Before the revolution, Madam Poklonskaya was working in Kiev prosecuting a high profile racketeering gang. After the revolution, the gang got support from the Maidan Jews, who they had supported, and got fraudulent charges filed against the lovely attorney.
She fled to Crimea and via the internet became the world’s most favorite ever Attorney General.
Here are some nice pictures of her.
Please compare to other Attorney Generals.
Here are some Japanese fantasies about her.
She is also now the year’s best reaction gif.
And a meme.
What if these memes are correct and she and Putin like each other… what if they got married, and then together conquered Europe.
I would be okay with that.