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|Noun||1.||Potyokin - 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"
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