The Birthplace of Joseph Stalin
Gori is located on the confluence of the Kura and the Liakhi in the picturesque Kartlia valley. From the south and the west the city is surrounded by scenic mountains. Even though the city was first mentioned in the 6th century, the city is best known as the birthplace of Joseph Dzhugashvili better known as “the Father of the peoples”, or “comrade Stalin” who ruled the Soviet Empire from 1925 to 1953. By the way, the countrymen of the great dictator esteem and respect him. Even the town’s main street is named in his honor – Stalin Prospect. The major places of interest of this small town are Stalin’s Museum built in the form of a marble sarcophagus and the huge bronze sculpture of Stalin, one of a few left in the entire world (the Gori central square). Although Gori citizens are so anxious in preserving the memories of Stalin, the dictator himself hated both remembering his childhood and visiting Gori.
Among the historical landmarks are the ruins of Goristsikhe fortress located on a hill in the center of the town. In Gori vicinities the most interesting is Uplistsikhe cave city.
Gori ‘’Stalin Museum’’
This museum dedicated to the perpetuation of the famous son of the city of Gori, ” Stalin” and who was the leader of the Soviet Union.
Stalin museum is divided into three parts situated in the central city square, the central part of the museum is a wonderful building built on the Stalinist classical style, which was founded in 1951, the museum contains many purposes and collectibles that belonged to Joseph Stalin, such as some furniture and office some purposes personal collection of gifts presented to him during the years of his life. The museum also includes many of the photos and articles and documents dating back to Stalin, in addition to Stalin’s death mask, and is one of twelve mask took him immediately after his death. In return for the central building of the museum is the house where he was born Joseph Stalin, and lived there until the age of four, which is today a part of the museum, which attracts a lot of visitors per day.