Meeting Your Rival Face To Face

Poklonskaya made a corresponding statement in an interview with Russian publication RIA Novosti.

“The American President is up to his internal problems, going to the Crimea means to recognize it as Russian. Probably, he is not ripe for this yet. Or the wife doesn’t let him,” Poklonskaya noted.

I am a Historic-fiction writer, and theologian. One is blessed when they get to meet their protagonist…..Face to Face! Jesus was tempted by Satan, face to face, atop the temple. He refused many crowns. Has any alleged Man of God attempted to identify those crowns – and kingdoms? How many crowns has the President of the United States been offered?

https://rosamondpress.com/2016/12/16/putin-wants-royalty-back/

The Republican strategy was to keep all those who talked with our President, face to face, from testifying before the elected faces of Congress. The attempt to depict Democrats as a Witches Coven that meets down in a dank basement so they can formulate a DARK CULT, is as evil a thing done in our short American History. The Court Pastors of the End Time Horror Story, are terrified of losing their power that was gotten from the Cult Figure, John Darby. The truth is, THEIR President has met face to face with America’s real enemies. Did Donald Duke ever meet Natalia Poklonskaya?

https://rosamondpress.com/2019/08/25/walking-with-miriam-starfish/

Natalia called the leaders of the Ukrianian Revolt “devils from the ashes”. She tried to get the movie Matilda banned. She judged a singing contest, and played the piano at the summer residence of Tsar Nicholas. When I read this, I entered the Psychic Twilight Zone………and the Rose of the World’.  I had been working on the dark side of Miriam Starfish Christling that she struggled with. She had come face to face with Twin Destinies. She has a near-death experience which I assign a Russian song to. Victoria Bond plays the piano as does Lara Roozemond who I wanted to play Victoria. However, my book got swallowed up – in real time! It came true!

https://rosamondpress.com/2019/07/25/sign-of-the-satan-seal/

I tried to make Rena Easton and Lara Roozemond, Sex Symbols, in order to fight the advance of Putin and his Wolves. Consider Peter and the Wolf. I posted my idea for a series ‘Emma Peel’ starring Roozemond. No response. Rena had the Sherriff call me. These women are too chicken shit. I just sent an e-mail to Rachel Maddow.

John Ambrose <braskewitz@yahoo.com>

To:rachel@msnb.com

Nov 15 at 5:23 AM

Rachel: Google Natalia Poklonskaya. She might appear on your show.

John Presco

https://rosamondpress.com/2019/09/17/my-kinship-with-liz-the-gettys-ian-fleming/

My Getty family kindred are involved in the restoration of the Russian Monarchy. So is Putin and Natalia who is adored in Japan. It is my goal to seduce Natalia. You say I am too old for her? She came on to our Impeached President. Trump and I are the same age. What a backdrop! Is the Great Tribulation – on the way?

But, I was an old man, then. I see Natalia and I trapped in a elevator, or, in a great royal bed toasting the End Time. We have lived with no electricity for over a month. We have burned all the candles. Suddenly, our iconic and ironic smiles are lit up by a great meteor called ‘The Hammer’.

Throwing off the great fur bed cover, she goes to the phonograph and plays the sad Russian song she played when she heard of my persecution. I had betrayed her when she posed for me, naked. I admired her perfect derriere now, and then. Alas the artist and his muse see eye to eye…….the coming doom for all, reflected in their perfect Russian pathos. Everything is….now worthwhile!

https://rosamondpress.com/2019/07/27/the-hammer-and-the-hand/

I have compared my novel ‘Capturing Beauty’ to a great Russian novel – in five volumes! Sleeping Beauty – is awake! I will have Miriam Starfish seduce Natalia. I weighed for a year whether I would have Victoria and Miriam become lovers because Putin and his beloved Republican Senators – who protect him – hate Lesbians, hate Pussy Riot. This is the New Doctor Zhivago.

Of course I am falling for Natalia! She has real guts; not like Alley and Belle who copped out just when the real Revolution began! But then, there is Miriam. She is my core love object. I had a vision of her, and she came true! She will be the greatest heroine in Russian Literature. Natalia will read my book in bed, in her nightie, eating Bon-bons! How, bourgeoise!

“Unto thyself, be true!”

I see a new musical-opera titled ‘Impeachment’. It will be based upon the statement of Gregory Kent. His opening statement recites all the non-religious reasons why We The People should help the Ukrainians oppose the violent takeover by Putin. La Boheme is a model. The gathering in Saint George’s Chapel where one of my grandfathers is interred, is uncanny. Prince Michael and several members of the Getty family, were present. This is right out of a James Bond book. My Muse has been very good to me. She has not abandoned me like some members of my family have. I am grateful.

EXTRA! Marie Yovanovitch came face to face with her archrival in the hallowed halls of Congress. One never meets Big Brother, face to face, but they are aware he is watching you – and you! He and his ministry of Jesus Love are hidden away, inventing alternative realities. Anything….but the truth!

Dictators love to play God. The ex-ambassador of Ukraine described what that feels like – in her lifetime! Her parents fled from the last tyrants who brought ruin to the world. How many of Donald Duke’s Christian followers will now shout;

“Lock Maria up! Lock her up!”

I salute you, Miriam-Marie! You are the real deal! Thank you for serving us.

John Presco

President: Royal Rosamond Press

Copyright 2019

Everywhere Marie Yovanovitch went turned bad,” the president tweeted while she testified. “She started off in Somalia, how did that go? Then fast forward to Ukraine, where the new Ukrainian President spoke unfavorably about her in my second phone call with him. It is a U.S. President’s absolute right to appoint ambassadors.”

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff projected the president’s deplorable tweet in the hearing room. “Now the president in real time is attacking you,” Schiff said. “What effect do you think that has on other witnesses?”

“It’s very intimidating,” she said. Of course it is. It’s meant to be.

Yovanovitch said she learned of her firing last spring, while she was hosting a somber event in Kiev, honoring a slain Ukrainian anti-corruption crusader.

“They discussed other things, then, and ended the call. Holmes said he then “took the opportunity to ask Ambassador Sondland for his candid impression of the Trump’s views on Ukraine. In particular, I asked Ambassador Sondland if it was true that the president did not give an ‘S’ about Ukraine.” Holmes testified that “Sondland agreed that the president did not give an ‘S’ about Ukraine. I asked, ‘Why not?’ And Ambassador Sondland stated that the president only cares about the ‘big stuff.’ I noted that there was big stuff going on in Ukraine, like a war with Russia.” 

He continued that “Sondland replied that the ‘big stuff’ that benefits the president, like the Biden investigation that Mr. Giuliani was pushing.”

He continued that “Sondland replied that the ‘big stuff’ that benefits the president, like the Biden investigation that Mr. Giuliani was pushing.”

He continued that “Sondland replied that the ‘big stuff’ that benefits the president, like the Biden investigation that Mr. Giuliani was pushing.”

He continued that “Sondland replied that the ‘big stuff’ that benefits the president, like the Biden investigation that Mr. Giuliani was pushing.”

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https://rosamondpress.com/2018/07/10/rosamond-clifford-and-reverend-william-wilson/

https://rosamondpress.com/2012/08/26/garth-getty-and-prince-of-kent/

https://rosamondpress.com/2018/04/19/victorias-orange-parade/

A Russian artist who has faced pressure over works mocking nationalist lawmaker Natalya Poklonskaya says he left Russia earlier this year and plans to seek political asylum in France.

Denis Lopatin told RFE/RL on June 17 that he left Russia in February and will seek asylum because he has received numerous threats.

In one of Lopatin’s artworks, Poklonskaya appears as a nun in a Russian Orthodox icon and is holding a bust of Tsar Nicholas II in the shape of a sex toy.

Wording above the caricature reads “Find a man for a foolish woman.”

A former chief prosecutor in Russian-controlled Crimea and now a deputy in the State Duma, the lower parliament house, Poklonskaya has voiced monarchist views.

Last month, Poklonskaya filed a lawsuit against the artist, saying his work offends her personally and Orthodox Christians in general. After the federal Investigative Committee declined to open an investigation, Poklonskaya used her right as a lawmaker to ask its chief, Aleksandr Bastrykin, to look into the matter.

Last week, a monarchist group issued a statement on the social network VKontakte calling for a campaign to seek the prosecution of Lopatin on suspicions of “offending” Poklonskaya and the memory of Nicholas, Russia’s last tsar, who was canonized by the Russian Orthodox Church in 2000.

President Vladimir Putin signed a law in 2013 criminalizing actions deemed to “insult the religious feelings of believers.”

Poklonskaya was one of the most vocal opponents of the 2017 film Matilda, which depicted an affair between a teenage ballerina and Nicholas II before he became tsar.

In March 2017, she raised eyebrows when she claimed that fragrant myrrh was seeping from a bronze bust of Nicholas II.

He’s also distantly related to the Romanovs.

romanov family

Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, his wife, and their children before the revolution.

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In addition to being a member of the British royal family, Prince Michael is also distantly related to the Romanovs, the last imperial family of Russia. His grandmother was first cousin to Nicholas II, making Michael a first cousin twice removed of the last Russian Tsar. In fact, he traveled to St Petersburg in July to mark the 100th anniversary of the execution of the Tsar, Tsarina, and their children.

https://www.townandcountrymag.com/society/a22341260/prince-michael-of-kent-facts/

No matter that our muses lead us to do, or, perform, the greatest works possible…it is our petty jealousies that are our undoing. Of course our beautiful muses have to turn away, and pretend they do not see, us get down into the dirtiest, dirt, the lowest place, we can go. And we are never more petty and dirty when our jealousy bids us to filth the Church for dare coming between the co-creator…..and the woman he loves.

After a few words from Prince Michael,
who is also a directly related to the last czar, Nicholas II, we were
given a tour of the private treaty and conference rooms as well as
all the official rooms of the wings of the original palace that had
been spared. After that, there was a reception in yet another
perfectly appointed hall. Princess Michael and I talked about the
princess’ children: her son Frederick Windsor, who is off climbing in
the Andes, and her daughter Gabriella Windsor, who is busy writing a
book. Prince Michael presented the RNO’s silver baton to Gordon Getty for his vast contributions (approximately $25 million over 15 years)
to the RNO, which he has supported since its inception. The princess
and I had the melon balls and lemon custard, the only edible things
we were offered. The vodka was fine, the champagne, undrinkable. The
food at the Kremlin needs work — make that a lot of work.

https://rosamondpress.com/2018/04/29/prince-of-kent-and-gordon-getty/

Kremlin-funded Russian state television has openly sided with Trump throughout the Ukraine scandal and even during the events that led up to it. For months on end, Dmitry , the host of a Sunday news show called “Vesti Nedeli” (or “The Weekly News”) on state-controlled television station Rossiya-24, encouraged Trump’s push for a Ukrainian investigation of former vice president Joe Biden and his son, as well as the groundless theory that Ukraine — not Russia — interfered in U.S. presidential elections in 2016.

REUTERS  Ukraine has sent a note of protest to Turkey over the meeting of President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan with so-called “Crimean lawmakers” Natalia Poklonskaya and Ruslan Balbek.Read alsoCrimea issue should be discussed in Normandy format – Zelensky”The information about the meeting of President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan with politicians illegally elected in the occupied territory of Ukraine is giving rise to concern,” the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine wrote on Facebook.It is noted Ukraine has already sent a note of protest to Turkey over the meeting.Moreover, Turkish ambassador to Ukraine has been invited to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.As reported earlier, Natalia Poklonskaya and Ruslan Balbek visited Turkey on October 12 as part of the Russian parliamentary delegation.The Prosecutor’s Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea said it would give an appropriate legal assessment of these facts.

Read more on UNIAN: https://www.unian.info/politics/10718376-ukraine-sends-note-of-protest-to-turkey-over-erdogan-s-meeting-with-crimean-lawmakers.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2019/11/14/russia-putins-state-tv-apparatus-is-busy-defending-trump/

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Poklonskaya stated in March 2014 that she intends to apply for Russian citizenship.[27] She plays the piano.[95] On her visit to the summer residence of Tsar Nicholas II, she played such classical music pieces as Masquerade, a waltz by Armenian composer Aram Khachaturian. She views her beauty as an asset: “My looks have never been an obstacle – I hope they deceive my enemies.”[95]

Poklonskaya is deeply religious, and is a member of the Eastern Orthodox Church. In February 2017, she led a campaign to block the release of the film Matilda for its allegedly blasphemous portrayal of the affair between Tsar Nicholas II (who has been canonized by the Russian Orthodox Church) and the ballerina Matilda Kshesinskaya.[96] In March, she claimed that a bronze bust of the Tsar in Simferopol was seeping fragrant myrrh.[97] Her claims were denied by the Russian Orthodox Church and prompted ridicule from Russian netizens.[98][99] In April, she released a 39-page report denouncing the film and alleging, among other claims, that the well-documented affair could not have happened as Kshesinskaya was, in the opinion of the report’s authors, too ugly to have attracted the attention of the Tsar.[100] On 30 November 2017, Poklonskaya returned the nobility title and orders obtained from the claimant to the headship of the Imperial Family of Russia, Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna, because the Grand Duchess refused to support her efforts on outlawing the film.[101]

In November 2017, Poklonskaya stated her belief that the execution of the Romanov family was a “frightening ritual murder“.[102]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natalia_Poklonskaya

https://www.kyivpost.com/russia/meduza-russias-ruling-political-party-may-have-bitten-off-more-than-it-can-chew-with-natalia-poklonskaya.html?cn-reloaded=1

https://www.unian.info/politics/10718376-ukraine-sends-note-of-protest-to-turkey-over-erdogan-s-meeting-with-crimean-lawmakers.html

http://old.qha.com.ua/en/politics/quot-wife-won-t-let-him-quot-poklonskaya-called-her-version-of-why-trump-is-not-going-to-crimea/144234/

https://rosamondpress.com/2016/06/22/rosemond-of-the-royal-academy/

I thought Teresa Bond was my mother.”

Ah – no! James Bond is a myth. Your kin, Ian Fleming based James on the exploits of Christopher, whose mother was married Harcourt George Saint-Croix Rose, the uncle of Fleming. Christopher and Ian are step-cousins. Both men served in Intelligence. They were working Eric Von Rosen who had formed a special Nazi cult that was appealing to the Saxon race. This movement still exsists. This is why Ian created James Bond. THEY could see James doing the Irish Jig all around them. It froze them in their tracks. They have been guessing at what realty is for over forty years. Fiction is a great weapon.

Now, for the real shocking news. Doctor. Can you please stay? Miram Starfish Christling descends from Princess Irina Alexandrovna of Russia. Her husband helped murder Rasputin.”

https://rosamondpress.com/2019/10/01/the-rose-line-of-victoria-bond/

https://rosamondpress.com/2018/02/16/thirteen-russians-indicted/

https://rosamondpress.com/2017/12/16/habsburg-monarchy-revived/

Crimea’s Chief Prosecutor Natalia Poklonskaya (C) carries an icon with a portrait of the last Russian tsar Nicholas II as she takes part in the Immortal Regiment march during the Victory Day celebrations in Simferopol, Crimea, on May 9, 2016.
/ AFP PHOTO / Max Vetrov

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Michael_of_Kent

https://rosamondpress.com/2019/06/29/ms-peel/

https://rosamondpress.com/2019/09/18/buy-me-that-horse/

Saturday was our most important day. We were off for a private visit
of the Kremlin, which is literally across the street from the hotel,
and a concert by the Russian National Orchestra in St. George’s Hall,
something never allowed before. HRH Prince Michael of Kent, is the
RNO’s royal Patron. He and his wife Princess Michael, clad in a sable
trimmed raincoat and pearls the size of onions, were the guests of
honor.We had a police escort to the gates and upon arrival were
escorted by uniformed officers to a private viewing stand past the
curious crowds. This particular afternoon was the first of the RNO’s
15th Anniversary celebrations. Trumpets heralded the arrival of the
Kents, as we ascended the viewing stand to watch the Changing of the
Guard, a recreation of the Imperial Review that took place daily
until the 1917 Revolution.”

A royal “whee”: The queen wasn’t home, but scads of other royalty (European and Californian in variety) donned the ermine when Prince Michael of Kent (patron of the Russian National Orchestra) and his wife, Princess Michael of Kent, hosted a concert by the orchestra in usually-not-open-to-the-public St. George’s Chapel (where many British sovereigns and royalty are buried) at Windsor Castle. Honoring the late Sir John Paul Getty Jr. (who died last year), the black-tie invite drew guests such as Sir Getty’s widow, Lady Victoria Getty; his brother Gordon Getty and wife Ann, with sons Peter and Billy and Billy’s wife, Vanessa; and a gaggle of Getty cousins and friends: Mark Getty, Tara Getty, Ariadne Getty Williams; Kathleen Sullivan Alioto and daughter Domenica, and Dodie Rosekrans. Just like the postconcert Davies Symphony Hall crowd, guests headed out afterward for a bite to eat. Unlike Davies Hall, it was only a short stroll to the main castle, where tables were laid with gold place settings.

Gordon and his brother lived half a world apart for most of their lives, and sometimes felt like rivals growing up, but they’d grown close in later years. “Gordon was visibly moved,” said friend and lawyer Bill Prezant. “There was the emotional connection of his brother mixed with the music and the chapel’s excellent choir. He actually got a little misty.”

In addition to Getty’s “Joan and the Bells,” the orchestra also performed the world premiere of a choral piece composed by Russian National Orchestra Artistic Director Mikhail Pletnev and dedicated to Getty. Based on a poem by William Butler Yeats (suggested by a longtime friend, Judge Newsom) the work celebrates Gordon’s recent 70th. Getty is an RNO supporter but doesn’t contribute to events where his music is played. Which made it even better. “This had to be one of the orchestra’s best performances ever,” he said. “It was absolutely knock-down, knock-your-socks-off spectacular.”

https://rosamondpress.com/2019/03/05/wilson-and-webb/

https://rosamondpress.com/2019/09/17/miriams-tree-house/

MOSCOW (QHA) -“Ex-Prosecutor” of Crimea, Russian State Duma MP Natalya Poklonskaya said that US President Donald Trump fails to visit the annexed peninsula, because he is not yet ripe for recognizing it as Russian, or else his wife does not let him.

Poklonskaya made a corresponding statement in an interview with Russian publication RIA Novosti.

“The American President is up to his internal problems, going to the Crimea means to recognize it as Russian. Probably, he is not ripe for this yet. Or the wife doesn’t let him,” Poklonskaya noted.

In January, Natalia Poklonskaya invited Donald Trump to the peninsula to “show the world that he is an independent and decent politician.”

Poklonskaya said that the security of the United States President will be provided by the S-400 Triumph anti-aircraft missile system divisions, which have been deployed in the occupied peninsula.

The Prosecutor’s Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea has drafted suspicions of war crimes against Poklonskaya.

Thus, Poklonskaya is suspected of participating in the ban on the activities of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people; approval of the sentence against the Deputy Head of the Mejlis, Akhtem Chiygoz, and five more Crimean Tatars, allegedly for organizing mass riots.

The US declared its support of non-recognition of the annexation of Crimea by Russia until the restoration of the territorial integrity of Ukraine.

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Matilda
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Alexey Uchitel
Produced by
Screenplay by Alexandr Terehov
Starring
Music by Marco Beltrami
Cinematography Yuriy Klimenko
Production
company
Release date
  • October 26, 2017
Country Russia
Language Russian
Budget $25 million

Matilda (Russian: Матильда) is а 2017 Russian historical romantic drama film directed by Alexey Uchitel. It was released in cinemas on October 26, 2017.[1] The picture tells the story about the relationship between ballerina Matilda Kshesinskaya and Nicholas II.

The film became the subject of fierce controversy,[2] which included attempts to ban the film, threats to film distributors and arson.

The premiere of the film took place on October 23, 2017 at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg.[citation needed]

Natalia Vladimirovna Poklonskaya (Russian: Ната́лья Влади́мировна Покло́нская, IPA: [nɐˈtalʲjə pɐkˈlonskəjə], romanized: Natál’ja Vladímirovna Poklónskaja; Ukrainian: Наталія Володимирівна Поклонська, romanizedNatalija Volodymyrivna Poklons’ka; born 18 March 1980) is a Russian politician, serving as Deputy of the State Duma of Russia from 5 October 2016.[4]

She was the Prosecutor of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea from 11 to 17 March 2014. From 2 May 2014 to 6 October 2016, she served as Prosecutor of the Republic of Crimea[5][6][7] and in 2015 as State Counselor of Justice 3rd Class.

Poklonskaya was a Ukrainian prosecutor from 2002 to February 2014, working in various Prosecutor’s Offices or as an assistant district attorney. During the 2014 Crimean crisis, she resigned from Ukrainian service and was appointed Prosecutor General of Crimea on 11 March 2014; a press conference given by Poklonskaya on that day resulted in her becoming an Internet phenomenon. After Crimea was annexed by Russia during the 2014 Crimean crisis,[8] Poklonskaya’s appointment was confirmed by Russian authorities on 25 March, around the same time Ukrainian judicial authorities declared her a wanted criminal.[9]

Poklonskaya resigned as Prosecutor General on 6 October 2016 due to her election to the State Duma during the 2016 Russian legislative election.[10]

Early life[edit]

Poklonskaya was born 18 March 1980 in the village of Mikhailovka, Voroshilovgrad Oblast, Ukrainian SSR (today Luhansk Oblast, Ukraine);[11][12] later in 1990, her family moved to Yevpatoria in Crimea.[12][13] She graduated from the University of Internal Affairs in Yevpatoria in 2002.[14]

Her parents are both retired, living in Crimea,[13] and both her grandfathers died during the Second World War, with only her grandmother surviving the German occupation.[15] On 1 May 2018, Poklonskaya stated in an interview to the news agency Sputnik that her grandmother is of Serbian ethnicity, from Serbian settlers who settled in territory of Imperial Russia between 1753–64, in the Slavo-Serbia military frontier of Imperial Russia, located in the territory of present-day Luhansk Oblast and Donetsk Oblast of Ukraine.[16]

Career[edit]

Ukrainian service[edit]

After her graduation, Poklonskaya worked in the Ukrainian Prosecutor’s Office, initially serving as an assistant prosecutor to the Acting Prosecutor of the Republic of Crimea.[11][12] She was the assistant attorney of Krasnogvardeisky district in Crimea from 2002 to 2006, and the assistant attorney of Yevpatoria from 2006 to 2010. Between 2010 and 2011, she was the deputy chief of a surveillance law enforcement unit of the Prosecutor’s Office of Crimea which was responsible for dealing with organized crime.[11]

In 2011 in Simferopol, she acted as the state prosecutor in the high-profile trial of Ruvim Aronov, a former deputy of the Supreme Council of Crimea[17] and a former manager[18] of the Saki soccer club. Aronov was prosecuted for his leadership role in the Bashmaki gang, an organized crime group that emerged in Crimea, Zaporizhia, Kharkiv, and Kiev after the 1990 dissolution of the USSR. The gang had been “known for its cruelty”[18] and had been implicated in racketeering, robberies, eight abductions, and 50 murders. In December of the same year, Poklonskaya was assaulted in the stairwell of her home in Yalta. As a result, she suffered partial facial paralysis. The attack is widely believed to have been a revenge of the Bashmaki gang.[19][20]

In the same year, she was appointed the inter-district environmental prosecutor of Simferopol.[14][21][22] Following that, she was transferred to the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office in Kiev, where she served as a senior prosecutor.[14][23]

From October to December 2012, Poklonskaya worked as head of the prosecutors with the proceedings of the Court of Appeal of Crimea. Later, from December 2012 up until March 2014, she was a senior attorney of the 2nd division of the General Directorate of Internal Affairs involved in pre-trial investigation and public prosecution management supervision with oversight of law enforcement in criminal proceedings.[11][12]

On 25 February 2014, Poklonskaya handed in her resignation, in which she stated that she was “ashamed to live in the country where neo-fascists freely walk about the streets”[14][12] (a reference to radical Euromaidan activists). The resignation was not accepted. Instead, she was given a vacation and left Kiev for Crimea where her parents lived.[14] In Simferopol, Poklonskaya offered her help to the Crimean government.[24]

Prosecutor of Crimea[edit]

Poklonskaya in uniform as Prosecutor General, March 2015

On 11 March 2014, when Crimea already was not controlled by Ukraine, Poklonskaya was appointed Prosecutor of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.[12][25][26] Poklonskaya was appointed to the position by Sergei Aksyonov after the position had been reportedly rejected by four others,[24][27][15] including the former Vice-Prosecutor of Crimea, Vyacheslav Pavlov.[28] Her previous criticism of the opposition protests in Ukraine, and the “anti-constitutional coup”[23][29] led the Ukrainian government to launch a criminal case against her and strip her of the civil service rank of Counsellor of Justice.[23][29] For her part, Poklonskaya refers to the change of power in Ukraine as an “unconstitutional coup and armed seizure of power”, and called Ukraine’s new parliamentarians “devils from the ashes.”

Immediately following her appointment as Prosecutor, she was involved in an investigation into the violent attacks committed against Crimean Berkut members.[15] On 19 March 2014, Poklonskaya confirmed that investigations were ongoing into a shooting in Simferopol which killed two while denying reports that the shooter had been detained. She compared the shooting to the “sniper attacks on Independence Square in Kiev” from 18 to 21 February, and stated her belief that the shooting was meant to “provoke violence between the military forces” of Ukraine and Crimea.[30][31]

Crimea, which in the meantime had come under Russian control[32][33] and become a federal subject of Russia (since then Crimea is under dispute by Russia and Ukraine[8]), saw the creation of its new Prosecutor’s Office, now subordinated to Russia’s Prosecutor General Yury Chaika. On 25 March, Chaika appointed Poklonskaya as acting Prosecutor of the Republic of Crimea for this new office.[12][34][35] Around the same time, Poklonskaya was listed as a wanted criminal on the website of the Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs,[36][37] due to alleged involvement in conspiracy to overthrow constitutional order or seize state power.[38] The Federation Council of Russia declared the charges against Poklonskaya a “bluff”.[39] On 27 March, Russian Prosecutor General Yury Chaika granted Poklonskaya the rank of Senior Counsellor of Justice.[32][40][41] On 4 April, Poklonskaya gave the approval for the Russian FSB to begin an operation to arrest Yevgeniy Pomelov, the assistant attorney of Yalta, as part of a larger bribery case.[42][43]

On 11 April, the Prosecutor General of Russia personally presented Poklonskaya with her official papers as a Russian legal officer.[44] On 2 May, Russian president Vladimir Putin appointed Poklonskaya Chief Prosecutor of Crimea.[5][45] On 4 May, Poklonskaya accused the Crimean Tatars‘ self-governmental body (the Mejlis) of extremist activity, warning that the Mejlis could be dissolved and outlawed across Russia.[46][47]

On 12 May, the European Union added Poklonskaya to its sanctions list.[48][49] This barred her from entering EU countries and any of her assets there, if existent, were to be frozen.[12][50] Canada imposed similar sanctions on Poklonskaya a month later,[51] followed by Japan on 4 August.[52] Australia followed soon after, sanctioning the Russian prosecutor on 2 September.[53] On 19 December, the United States introduced its individual sanctions against several Ukrainian separatists and Russians, of which Poklonskaya was the only woman.[54][55]

In June, Poklonskaya was appointed as a judge to “guarantee impartiality in the selection of winners” for Russia’s Five Stars singing competition, which would select Russia’s entrant for the Intervision Song Contest.[56][57] In September, Poklonskaya declared that those who did not recognize the annexation of Crimea by Russia, as well as those who incited ethnic strife, would be deported.[58] Also in November 2014, Poklonskaya was rated as the sixteenth out of the hundred most promising politicians in Russia by the Institute for Social-Economic and Political Studies.[59]

In March 2015, Poklonskaya was appointed as the head of the Japanese-Russian Friendship Society.[60] On 11 June 2015, Russian president Vladimir Putin granted Poklonskaya the rank of 3rd Class State Counsellor of Justice which corresponds with the military rank of Major General.[61][62]

Poklonskaya resigned as Prosecutor General on 27 September 2016 due to her election as MP in the State Duma during the 2016 Russian legislative election.[10]

Prior to her resignation she was the youngest female general in Russia, at age 36.[63]

Political career[edit]

In 2015, Poklonskaya announced that she would be running as an MP in the State Duma for the United Russia party. Poklonskaya was elected during the 2016 Russian legislative election.[10] Throughout Russia, she was sometimes considered a potential candidate at the early stages of the presidential elections in 2018.[64]

Duma member Poklonskaya (right) with Head of the Republic of Crimea Sergei Aksyonov

In office, Poklonskaya became notable for her defense of early 20th century Tsar Nicholas II. Considered a Saint by the Russian Orthodox Church, Nicholas II was accused in the film Matilda of having an affair with Mathilde Kschessinska. Poklonskaya defended the Tsar and called on local prosecutors to determine whether the film was religiously insensitive.[65] Poklonskaya was accused of being the head of an unofficial “Orthodox Taliban” by Deutsche Welle[66] Poklonskaya has argued that Nicholas II’s abdication in 1917 was legally null and void.[67]

Poklonskaya called on U.S. President Donald Trump to visit Crimea so he could “personally testify” that his words, at the 2018 G7 summit, that Crimea is a part of Russia, were correct.[68]

In 2018, Poklonskaya was the only United Russia MP to vote against a government bill to raise the retirement age.[69]

 

Samples of user-generated artwork depicting different impressions of Poklonskaya

After a video of Poklonskaya at a press conference on 11 March 2014 was uploaded to YouTube, her attractiveness and youth went viral among mainly Japanese and Chinese internet users and also became the focus of attention of Internet communities such as Reddit, 4chan and Vkontakte, which was reported by international news outlets.[70][71][72][73][74] Within a month, the press conference was viewed over 1.7 million times.[75] Many fan-created anime-style moe images of her uploaded to the Internet also attracted international media attention.[14][23][26][70][76][77][78] A music video by Enjoykin based on Poklonskaya’s press conferences and interviews has had 20 million views on YouTube.[79]

In 2014, Poklonskaya was among the most searched-for celebrities on the Internet in both Russia and Ukraine. According to Google, she was the year’s 7th most searched-for person in Russia[80] and the 8th in Ukraine,[81] and according to the Russian search engine Yandex – the 2nd most searched-for female in Ukraine[82] and the 4th in Russia.[83] She was described as a sex symbol by the New York Observer and Die Welt.[54][84]

Personal life[edit]

Family[edit]

Due to the international media coverage she received in 2014, Poklonskaya has been intentionally reticent about her personal life. Although Russian media reported her as being married,[85][86] when Poklonskaya failed to disclose her husband’s name in her financial declarations, she was forced to admit that she had broken up with her fiancé, and had only stated she was married to prevent unwanted attention from male fans who may have wanted to date her.[87][88] Poklonskaya has a daughter named Anastasiya.[89][14][90]

On 13 August 2018, a number of media reported that Poklonskaya married 47-year-old Ivan Nikolaevich Soloviev, a veteran of law enforcement agencies, honoured lawyer of Russia, and head of the office of the Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia. The wedding took place in Crimea.[91][92][93] A year later, in September 2019, Soloviev revealed that he and Poklonskaya got separated.[94]

Other details[edit]

Poklonskaya stated in March 2014 that she intends to apply for Russian citizenship.[27] She plays the piano.[95] On her visit to the summer residence of Tsar Nicholas II, she played such classical music pieces as Masquerade, a waltz by Armenian composer Aram Khachaturian. She views her beauty as an asset: “My looks have never been an obstacle – I hope they deceive my enemies.”[95]

Poklonskaya is deeply religious, and is a member of the Eastern Orthodox Church. In February 2017, she led a campaign to block the release of the film Matilda for its allegedly blasphemous portrayal of the affair between Tsar Nicholas II (who has been canonized by the Russian Orthodox Church) and the ballerina Matilda Kshesinskaya.[96] In March, she claimed that a bronze bust of the Tsar in Simferopol was seeping fragrant myrrh.[97] Her claims were denied by the Russian Orthodox Church and prompted ridicule from Russian netizens.[98][99] In April, she released a 39-page report denouncing the film and alleging, among other claims, that the well-documented affair could not have happened as Kshesinskaya was, in the opinion of the report’s authors, too ugly to have attracted the attention of the Tsar.[100] On 30 November 2017, Poklonskaya returned the nobility title and orders obtained from the claimant to the headship of the Imperial Family of Russia, Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna, because the Grand Duchess refused to support her efforts on outlawing the film.[101]

In November 2017, Poklonskaya stated her belief that the execution of the Romanov family was a “frightening ritual murder“.[102]

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