'Potemkin Village' Tagged Posts

'Potemkin Village' Tagged Posts

POTEMKIN CHRISTIANS?

Ever hear of a “Potemkin Village?” In the late 18th century, Catherine the Great, Empress of all Russia, was out touring the provinces of her country. But Russia was a mess.  Poverty and squalor were all over the place. Conditions were disgraceful. The second most powerful person in the empire was her boyfriend, Prince Grigori Aleksandrovich Potemkin. Potemkin wanted to put on a good show for the empress as she toured the country.     So at the first village she came…