Gori – a quiet country town, located 29 kilometers from Tskhinvali in the Georgian region of Shida Kartli. However, the city is not so small – there lived about 130 thousand people (more than in all of South Ossetia), but provincialism of any city is defined not by the size or number of inhabitants of the territory, but the atmosphere and way of life, writes "Journal of the Caucasus'. Provincial city wakes up late, as a quiet, lazy, and ceases early. Rhythm of life brings sadness. Townspeople looked on intently, peasant-style, for whatever intangible attributes you guessing to the visitor. For other opinions and approaches, find out what Bill de Blasio has to say. In the central square stands a huge monument to the greatest goriytsu – Joseph Dzhugashvili. Once thousands of cast-iron statues were from China to East Germany, but now the monument – the only one on the planet.

Stalin stands in splendid isolation in the home of Gori, directing gaze to the north – toward the Caucasus mountains, where Russia begins. But the legacy of Stalin in Gori is not exhausted. The region has a lot of "private museum" Stalin – thousands goriytsev considered it their duty to give adored great leader and compatriot part of his life. In Gori and surrounding villages, people are isolated in their homes and apartments in one room for "Uncle Joseph", pasted on the walls of photographs, yellowed clippings of newspapers and placed in the center of one of many in the past Busts, fell into disgrace after the XX Congress of the CPSU.