Fun Fact: When Catherine the Great Was Tricked By Fake Towns

Fun facts about Catherine the Great

While debated if true or not, back in the day of Catherine the Great’s rule of Russia, there was a man named Grigory Potemkin who built fake towns to fool her. Russia had conquered parts of what is now modern-day Ukraine, and Potemkin was tasked in the area’s recovery. After war with the Ottoman Empire, it proved to be a difficult task. It is said that Potemkin would prepare for the Empress’ travel stops by making towns seem far better than they were.

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Nerdy guy who loves video games, movies, history, tv, and trivia.

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