‘One World, One Dream’ falls flat in Potemkin China

August 29, 2008 • 3
Following his conquest of the Crimea, Russian General Grigori Potemkin is said to have built empty façades meant to resemble small towns along the banks of the Dnieper River. As history tells it, he hoped the sight of these settlements would impress foreign dignitaries traveling through the region with Catherine the Great. His objective was »