On August 12, 2021, Natalya Poklonskaya – a well-known public figure both in Russia and the world, released her first anime style NFT on the RARIBLE.COM. The release has been timed to coincide with the recent Tokyo Olympics.
MOSCOW, RUSSIA, August 16, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ — On August 12, 2021, Natalya Poklonskaya – a well-known public figure both in Russia and the world, released her first anime style NFT on the RARIBLE.COM. The release has been timed to coincide with the recent Tokyo Olympics.
The main character of the artworks is a girl named SORA (空) – her name meaning “sky” in Japanese. The heroine, despite her pretty face, is a very determined and brave young woman. She has dedicated her entire life to fighting for justice and sustainable development.
The character is drawn in classical anime style – an artistic decision that is no coincidence. The background story takes root in 2014, when Crimean prosecutor Natalya Poklonskaya told reporters at that time – “No nyash-myash!” Her quote was aired on Japanese television and the audience literally fell in love with the image of a beautiful, but strong-willed girl in a strict-styled jacket. A large number of anime-style drawings with her at the center has flooded the internet since, including ones in which Poklonskaya cuts down droves of foes with a katana.
History was repeated in 2020, but this time in Korea, when rumors circulated that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un had died and his sister, Kim Yeo-Jung, was named as successor. Koreans immediately remembered the vivid image of a militant official from Russia and created a plethora of new stories and subscribed to Natalia Poklonskaya on various social networks.
The works to be released will not be alone in their march, as the image of Sora with the waving flag of the Olympic Games is part of a larger, nascent project through which Natalya plans to develop her international educational and social activities.
The image was released in a total of 5 copies. The number is not random either, as it corresponds to the number of rings in the symbol of the Olympics. The rings symbolize the union of the five parts of the world and the global character of the Olympic Games. Sora also utters the motto of the international competitions in Japanese: “Faster, higher, stronger – together”, thus emphasizing the importance of the unity of people around the world on the path to a sustainable and safe environment.
The works were released on the RARIBLE.COM on August 12, 2021, 12 noon Moscow time.
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NFTs are Non-Fungible Tokens, or unique tokens that work on various blockchains and first appeared back in 2017.
The peak “hype” period surrounding the novel technology started in 2021. Well-known artists, celebrities, football clubs, brands and media release new NFTs every day. Total sales of NFTs grew to almost $1.3 billion in the first six months of 2021, as stated by Nonfungible.com in its report.
Natalia Poklonskaya is a lawyer and 3rd class State Counselor of Justice, which corresponds to a military rank of Major General. As of May 2, 2014, she held the position of Prosecutor of the Republic of Crimea. In September 2016, she was elected to the State Duma of the VII convocation. She left the peninsula after that, embarking on public service in the capital of the Russian Federation.
Current position: Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs
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