Grigori Potemkin


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a Russian officer and politician who was a favorite of Catherine II and in 1762 helped her to seize power

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Empress Catherine the Great deposed her husband Peter III in 1762, with the help of her paramour, Grigori Orlov, Grigori Potemkin, and princess Catherine Dashkova.
Solo en un pais como China podrian erigirse aldeas Potemkin (bautizadas en honor del principe ruso Grigori Potemkin, que inauguro la costumbre de enganar a propios y extranos construyendo pueblos completos a orillas del Volga para que la emperatriz Catalina II quedara convencida de la colonizacion de todos sus territorios), para crear la ilusion de riqueza, aire limpio y cohesion social.
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