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Cave town & Soviet Dictator - Uplistsikhe, Stalin Museum

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Stop At: Uplistsiche Cave Town, 15 km Eastwards to Town Gori, Gori Georgia

Uplistsikhe, the cave town is situated 7 km southeast of Gori on the left bank of the River Mtkvari. The site still amazes the visitors by its dimensions, extraordinary position, refined forms and the beauty of the landscape. You will find huge echoing halls, long meandering corridor-streets, chambers for pagan worship and even the remains of Georgia's oldest theater there. You will be impressed by the skill, knowledge, experience and physical and spiritual power of all those, who created this unique monument.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Stalin Museum, 32 Stalin Avenue, Gori Georgia

Established in 1937 the Stalin memorial museum is located in Gori and retains its Soviet-era characteristics until recent days.
The museum exhibits re-create scenes from the life of the leader and include unique photos, gifts, and furniture. The house where Stalin was born is preserved under a stone canopy nearby.
The museum complex consists of a memorial house, where Stalin was born, exposition building with tower and Stalin’s personal coach with the interior, by which he had traveled to Tehran, Yalta, and Potsdam. Museum houses Stalin’s personal things, study room of Kremlin, manuscripts, gifts from over the world, Stalin’s mask (author: Manizer), paintings (U. Japaridze, L. Gudiashvili, E. Akhvlediani, G. Totibadze, K. Magalashvili, A, Kutateladze, A. Bletkin, V. Serov, D. Maisashvili, S. Semenov etc.) all located in the town's central square:
Stalin's house - 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.
Stalin Museum – the main building of the museum, which contains 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.
Stalin's personal railway carriage - the green Pullman carriage, which is armor plated and weighs 83 tons, was used by Stalin from 1941 onwards.

Duration: 45 minutes
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