or Potemkin Village
a pretentiously showy or imposing façade intended to mask or divert attention from an embarrassing or shabby fact or condition.
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Origin of Potemkin village
1935–40; after Prince Potëmkin, who allegedly had villages of cardboard constructed for Catherine II's visit to the Ukraine and the Crimea in 1787
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