Grigori Aleksandrovich Potemkin

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Noun1.Grigori Aleksandrovich Potemkin - a Russian officer and politician who was a favorite of Catherine II and in 1762 helped her to seize power; when she visited the Crimea in 1787 he gave the order for sham villages to be built (1739-1791)
military officer, officer - any person in the armed services who holds a position of authority or command; "an officer is responsible for the lives of his men"
pol, political leader, politico, politician - a person active in party politics
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Porque si Crimea era frontera lejana en la mitologia griega y luego invadida por mongoles y turcos, fue ganada muy a lo varon por un curioso personaje que se llamaba Grigori Aleksandrovich Potemkin (1739-1791), que fue el amante quiza mas importante de Catalina la Grande, tan dada a las conquistas de varones y de territorios.

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