Residents of Gori village in Georgia celebrated 142 years since the birth of Joseph Stalin on December 21. The Mtavari archi TV channel informs about this.
According to journalists, the event took place in the yard of Stalin’s house museum. Members of the United Communist Party of Georgia and members of Stalineli society took part in the event.
Dozen people reportedly laid flowers at the bust of the former general secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and held a rally. They demanded the return to Gori of the Stalin monument removed in 2010.
Every year, the day of Stalin’s birthday is celebrated in Gori. House museum, where the future leader of the USSR lived in his youth, was closed in 1989, but then, despite the negative attitude of the new Georgian authorities to the Soviet period, was re-opened. In 2008 the then Minister of Culture of Georgia Nikoloz Vacheshvili announced that the museum would be transformed into a Museum of Russian Aggression. In 2012, deputies in Gori voted to cancel those plans.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency