0 Likes

Joseph Stalin Museum in Gori
Georgia

The museum has three sections, all located in the town's central square. It was officially dedicated to Stalin in 1957. With the downfall of the Soviet Union and independence movement of Georgia, the museum closed in 1989, but has since been reopened, and is a popular tourist attraction.

Enshrined within a Greco-Italianate pavilion is a small wooden hut, in which Stalin was born in 1878 and spent his first four years. The hut is a duplex, and Stalin's father Vissarion Jughashvili, a local shoemaker, rented the one room on the left hand side of the building and maintained a workshop in the basement.

The main corpus of the complex is a large palazzo in Stalinist Gothic style, begun in 1951 ostensibly as a local history museum, but clearly intended to become a memorial to Stalin, who died in 1953. The exhibits are divided into six halls in roughly chronological order, and contain many items actually or allegedly owned by Stalin, including some of his office furniture, his personal effects and gifts made to him over the years. There is also much illustration by way of documentation, photographs, paintings and newspaper articles. The display concludes with one of twelve copies of the death mask of Stalin taken shortly after his death.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Stalin_Museum,_Gori

Copyright: Konrad Łaszczyński
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 15434x7717
Uploaded: 26/03/2012
Updated: 11/09/2014
Views:

...


Tags: joseph; stalin; museum; gori; georgia
comments powered by Disqus

გორის გრაფიკული ვიზუალიზაცია
Tbilisi St 01
გორის გრაფიკული ვიზუალიზაცია
Tseretrli Street 05
გორის გრაფიკული ვიზუალიზაცია
GGV Office
გორის გრაფიკული ვიზუალიზაცია
M. Tarkhnishvili st 01
გორის გრაფიკული ვიზუალიზაცია
Moskovi Street 01
Konrad Łaszczyński
Uplistsikhe Complex - ancient rock-hewn town in Georgia
Alien Alienson
20140901 102004
Ilia Zakaraia
Church by the name of "Cminda Giorgi" (Holy George) in Surami, Georgia
Ilia Zakaraia
Church by the name of Cminda Giorgi (Holy George) in Surami, Georgia
Ilia Zakaraia
Church by the name of "Cminda Barbare" in Surami, Georgia
Ilia Zakaraia
Church by the name of "sameba" in Surami, Georgia
Ilia Zakaraia
Church by the name of "Kvirackhovlobis" in Surami, Georgia
Konstantin
Grand Army Plaza Nyc
Toni Garbasso
Fallen stones - Petrified Forest
Toni Garbasso
Blue Mesa badlands - Petrified Forest
yunzen liu
yulonghe Qing'e Ferry (shuizhai) in yangshuo
Vasily Kumaev & Andrew Mishin
Spas-Kositsy. Church. Interior. (2010)
Konstantin
View from Long Island City waterfront.
Toni Garbasso
Petrified Forest - Route 66
Jeffrey Martin
Old Kitchen - Hacienda la Magdalena Hotel and Spa 22
Toni Garbasso
Blue Mesa - Petrified Forest
Florian Knorn
First BBQ 2010
Toni Garbasso
Jasper Forest - Petrified Forest
Toni Garbasso
Puerco Pueblo ruins - Petrified Forest
Konrad Łaszczyński
Moroccan pottery maker in Safi
Konrad Łaszczyński
Ochotnicza straz pozarna trzcianka
Konrad Łaszczyński
Felucca sailing on the river Nile
Konrad Łaszczyński
Al-Azhar Mosque, Ghuri Minaret
Konrad Łaszczyński
Dom emeryta branszczyk
Konrad Łaszczyński
Italy, Bergamo Santa Maria Maggiore
Konrad Łaszczyński
Budowa centrum chopinowskiego w warszawie
Konrad Łaszczyński
Italy, Bergamo Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore (Portale Meridionale)
Konrad Łaszczyński
Typical store in Fes
Konrad Łaszczyński
Italy, Bergamo via Rosate
Konrad Łaszczyński
Kosciol branszczyk
Konrad Łaszczyński
Metekhi Church
More About Asia

Asia is the biggest continent on Earth, a darling little gem floating around in space.Hm, what is Asia? Who's in on it?China and India are safe bets for Asian nations. Korea, Japan, Thailand, you're fine.Europe? No. Europe would sort of be on the "Asian continent" if not for those pesky Ural mountains dividing things up in the middle, and then also the whole lineage of kings and wealth and nations and the EU and all that "give me my respect" stuff.Russia would probably be happiest as its own continent, so for now we'll leave it in "Eurasia" and just hope the natural gas supplies keep flowing.Pakistan and Afghanistan are dang close to Asia, but politically they show up in "Middle East" news stories an awful lot. Verdict: Eurasia.I guess we'll actually have to consider everything from Turkey on eastward to be "Eurasian", although the moniker seems overlappitory of the territory.The Asian economy is now officially raging like a wild furnace of lava that consumes everything in its path. Japan has had the largest individual economy in Asia for decades, but it is forecast that both India and China will outstrip Japan within twenty years.China is the largest holder of United States debt and is positioned to become the world's next superpower, provided that Godzilla doesn't return and decide to stomp everybody back into the Shang Dynasty.Text by Steve Smith.