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Cartoonish Crimean Prosecutor a Hit in Japan

Leonid Bershidsky is a Bloomberg View columnist. He was the founding editor of the Russian business daily Vedomosti and founded the opinion website Slon.ru.
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Wars are just movies when they happen elsewhere. There is no better proof of that sad truth than the surprise Internet stardom of Natalya Poklonskaya, 33, from Simferopol, Crimea.

On March 12, Sergei Aksyonov, the less-than-legitimate prime minister of the Ukrainian autonomous region already occupied by an unmarked Russian military force, appointed Poklonskaya the Crimea's prosecutor general. She was

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Leonid Bershidsky writes on Russia, Europe and technology for Bloomberg View. Follow him on Twitter at @Bershidsky.

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