Potemkin

biographical name
Po·​tem·​kin | \ pə-ˈtyȯm(p)-kən How to pronounce Potemkin (audio) , pō-ˈtem(p)-\

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Grigory Aleksandrovich 1739–1791 Russian field marshal and statesman

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