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Russian company rolls out chocolate candy named: 'Crimea. Just try to take it!'

Published on Jun 11, 2014 4:34 PM
 
A handout photo provided on June 10, 2014, by Russian confectionery company Chocolate Traditions shows chocolate sweets with wrappers reading "Crimea. Just try to take it!" and displaying a Superman lookalike superhero in the colours of the Russian flag against a map of the peninsula annexed by Russia and flanked by ribbons of Saint George, a symbol of Russian military valour. -- PHOTO: AFP/CHOCOLATE TRADITIONS

MOSCOW (AFP) - "Crimea. Just try to take it!" is the provocative name of a new line of chocolate sweets produced by a confectionery company in Russia's Siberian city of Novosibirsk.

An unusual blend of geopolitics and confectionery, the wrapper of the candy displays a Superman lookalike in the colours of the Russian flag against a map of the peninsula annexed by Russia from Ukraine and flanked by ribbons of Saint George, a symbol of Russian military valour.

Posters promoting the sweets have the slogan: "Even at a time when our country is making difficult decisions, we do not stop smiling. Because we are Russians."

In March, Moscow annexed Ukraine's Black Sea peninsula of Crimea claiming it was protecting Russian speakers following a pro-Western uprising in Kiev in a move that drew international condemnation and a raft of sanctions.

 
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