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    Question concerning instrumental case

    новым министром по brexit стал стивен баркли

    Why is новым министром in the instrumental?

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    Why not?
    In fact, становиться DEMANDS instrumental.
    Стань человеком
    Стал врачом
    Столовый нож оружьем может стать
    Овечкин стал лучшим игроком матча
    ...
    nsdfrv and lenssideways8 like this.
    "Невозможно передать смысл иностранной фразы, не разрушив при этом её первоначальную структуру."

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    Стивен Баркли is the subject of the sentence, стал - the predicate, and (новым) министром is an object. Objects can't be used in the nominative (or subjective) case, only in objective cases (other than nominative). You were confused by the word order

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