TBILISI, DFWatch — A statue of Josef Stalin which had been torn down has been put up again in a village in eastern Georgia.

Locals in Akura restored the monument of the Soviet dictator two years after it was taken down.

Villagers rehabilitated the monument to celebrate the Georgian born politician’s birthday.

The statue was damaged while it was taken down two years ago and has since been kept in one of the locals’ house.

Badri Gogiashvili, who has been keeping the monument, told Channel 1 that people are excited now that they have it back in its place. Villagers collected money to repair it.

About a month ago, another monument of Stalin was restored in the village Alvana, near Akhmeta in eastern Georgia.