Photos Stalin Museum
Photos Stalin Museum

Photos Stalin Museum

The Stalin Museum in the Georgian city Gori was opened a view years after Stalin’s death. The museum was build as a shrine to Stalin continuing the personality cult that started during his lifetime. Khrushchev denounced Stalin in 1961, statues were taken down, streets and cities were renamed. Gori however was allowed to keep glorifying their most famous son. Comtourist visited the Stalin Museum in 2011 and were happy to discover that nothing seems to have changed here yet.

The museum exists of a exposition divided in 6 halls following Stalin’s life. There a is a mausoleum type of room where his death mask is displayed. Outside the museum are a small Stalin statue, Stalin’s train and his actual birth house. A giant Stalin statue used to stand in front of the Town hall on Stalin Square, it was removed in 2010 and supposed to be placed in front of the museum. This did not happen yet during our visit, but should happen in the near future.

Gori - Stalin Museum building

The main building of the Gori Stalin Museum was build in the early fifties in typical Gothic or Classic Stalinist style

Gori - Stalin Museum building

A small Stalin statue facing the Museum that was build as a shrine to the dictator and still exists in 2012

Gori - Stalin Birth House

Stalin’s birth house protected where his father Vissarion Jughashvili ran a shoemaking business in the cellar

Gori - Stalin Birth House

The Gori house were Stalin was born in 1878 and lived with his parents for the first four years of his life

Gori - Stalin Birth House

The beautiful decorated roof over Stalin house decorated with hammers an sickles and a start in stained glass

Gori - Stalin Birth House

The interior of Stalin’s birth house in Gori Georgia were he lived a simple life with his parents

Gori - Stalin statue

A relatively small Stalin statue in front of the Stalin Museum, this is not the statue that was removed in 2010

Gori - Stalin statue

Comtourist editor posing in with a Stalin statue for the second time of his life, the first time was in Grutas Park

Gori - Stalin Museum entrance

Visitors enter the Stalin Museum in an impressive lobby decorated with red carpet, marble and chandeliers

Gori - Stalin Museum ticket booth

The ticket booth of the Stalin Museum is a small window tucked away in a corner as seen im many Soviet museums

Gori - Stalin Museum stairway

An impressive marble staircase leads to the main exposition of the Stalin Museum on the first floor of the building

Gori - Stalin Museum stairway

The entrance to the exposition gives visitors the feeling of entering a church or other religious building

Gori - Stalin Museum first hall

The first exposition hall of the Museum is dedicated to Stalin’s early life and revolutionary activities in Georgia

Gori - Stalin Museum second hall

The second hall of the Stalin Museum is dedicated to Stalin’s rise to power and activities in the 1930

Gori - Stalin Museum third hall

The third exposition hall of the Stalin Museum is dedicated to Stalin’s role during World War II

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