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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1398
AUTHOR: Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev (1894–1971)
QUOTATION: [Politicians] are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.
ATTRIBUTION: NIKITA S. KHRUSHCHEV, impromptu remark made during a visit to Belgrade, Yugoslavia, August 21, 1963, as reported by the New York Herald Tribune, August 22, 1963, p. 16.
SUBJECTS: Politicians