"The Birthplace of Stalin" Gori by lotharlerch

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What a difference to Braunau am Inn!

When I was in Georgia in Soviet time I passed also the tiny town of Gori, most famous as the place of birth of Josip Vyssaronovich Dzhugashvili, better known as Stalin. When I was there the Soviet Union was already "de-stalinized" for a long time, Stalin's body removed from the Lenin Mausoleum in Moscow and buried outside along the Kremlin walls. But at his birthplace he was still fully celebrated and this has not even changed after the collapse of Soviet Union as I am told by Georgian friends, all memorials are still intact there. It is not like at Hitler's birthplace in Braunau am Inn where not even the name of Hitler is written at any official place (see my Braunau am Inn page)

  • Last visit to Gori: Aug 1968
  • Intro Updated May 16, 2006
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  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Oct 31, 2011 at 12:59 AM

    You had better weather than I had in late April ! You are right, it is amazing to find that Gori still celebrates Stalin! Amazing but understandable after all : Who would know Gori if there had not been Stalin !

  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Nov 9, 2003 at 7:26 AM

    I wonder if it really is a must see as there are surely lots of beautiful places in this country. It surprises me a bit that it comes alone as the only page on this country, but maybe there is more follow...

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Oct 30, 2003 at 3:34 PM

    wenn 2 das gleiche machen ist es nicht dasselbe...



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