Grigori Potyokin


Grigori Potyokin
noun
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)
Hypernyms: ↑politician, ↑politico, ↑pol, ↑political leader, ↑military officer, ↑officer

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  • Grigori Aleksandrovich Potemkin — noun 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) • Syn: ↑Potemkin, ↑Potyokin, ↑Grigori… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Grigori Potemkin — noun 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) • Syn: ↑Potemkin, ↑Potyokin, ↑Grigori… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Potyokin — noun 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) • Syn: ↑Potemkin, ↑Grigori Potemkin,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • military officer — noun any person in the armed services who holds a position of authority or command an officer is responsible for the lives of his men • Syn: ↑officer • Derivationally related forms: ↑officer (for: ↑officer) • …   Useful english dictionary

  • pol — noun a person active in party politics • Syn: ↑politician, ↑politico, ↑political leader • Derivationally related forms: ↑politics (for: ↑politician) • …   Useful english dictionary

  • political leader — noun a person active in party politics (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑politician, ↑politico, ↑pol • Derivationally related forms: ↑politics (for: ↑politician) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Potemkin — noun 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) • Syn: ↑Potyokin, ↑Grigori Potemkin,… …   Useful english dictionary