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Potemkin vil·lage

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  1. Potemkin village(Noun)

    Any false construct devised to disguise a shortcoming or improve appearances.

  2. Origin: Purportedly named for fake settlements erected at the direction of Russian minister Grigori Alexsandrovich Potemkin to fool Empress Catherine II during her visit to Crimea in 1787.

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  1. Potemkin village

    The phrase Potemkin villages was originally used to describe a fake village, built only to impress. The phrase is now used, typically in politics and economics, to describe any construction built solely to deceive others into thinking that some situation is better than it really is. It is unclear whether the origin of the phrase is factual, an exaggeration, or a myth. According to the story, Russian minister Grigory Potemkin who led the Crimean military campaign erected fake settlements along the banks of the Dnieper River in order to fool Empress Catherine II during her visit to Crimea in 1787.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Potemkin village in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Potemkin village in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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