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Stalin Museum, Gori

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Dedicated to the life of Joseph Stalin, Stalin Museum charts his life and history, from his birth in a small mud-brick house until his death in 1953. The museum sits on the site of his childhood home--in fact, it contains the small house where he was born under a specially built awning. Presenting a balanced account of his rise to power, the museum has a small room dedicated to political repression during Stalin's regime. Enter the first hall upstairs to learn about Stalin's childhood and to read some of his poetry. Learn about the ruler's relationship with Lenin, which ran from friendship and loyalty to Lenin's public criticism of Stalin's tactics. View a copy of Stalin's death mask, a reconstruction of his office in the Kremlin, and his bulletproof, personal train carriage. The museum offers guided tours in English, German, and French. A visit to Stalin Museum represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Gori travel route planning app to plot your vacation.
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  • It’s rather incongruous visiting a museum devoted to one of the biggest mass-murderers in history. Museums should reflect some modicum of historical authenticity, but, as it says in almost every...  more »
  • Informative museum of the personal life of Josef Stalin and how he gained power. We had an English speaking guide. She explained a lot and also gave an elaborated answer on how Georgians view Stalin.....  more »
  • There's always 2 sides in every story but what is truth? "Leaders strive to discover new ways of doing things and challenge the status quo in search of incremental improvements"- it just happened that Stalin has a different approach🤷‍♀️ for me, he's a great man. Whatever happened in the past, it all boils down how we are today and to learn from it.
  • Visitor: Are the Georgians proud of Stalin? Tour Guide: Well he was a great man! Visitor: Yes, great at killing millions of people. Tour guide:...emm there are mixed feelings. Funny interaction overheard during my visit.

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