Stalin statues resurrected

Stalin bust erected in Gori, then paint-bombed and dismantled

By | May 11th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch–A bust of Stalin was paint-bombed pink and later dismantled in the village Ateni in Gori, the hometown of Joseph Stalin, on Monday. The bust of Stalin was erected for the 71th anniversary of victory over fascism, on May 9. It was dismantled […]

Gori university lecturer claims she was fired because of anti-Stalinist views

By | April 6th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Arina Tavakarashvili. (Facebook.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A lecturer at the University of Gori, a town 80km west of the capital, claims that she was fired because of her anti-Stalinist opinions. Arina Tavakarashvili wrote on her Facebook page that the canceling of her lectures was related to the issue […]

Constitutional Court lifts work ban for former Soviet officials

By | November 6th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

The Freedom Charter bans Soviet symbols, but also bars former Soviet and Communist Party officials from holding public office for the rest of their lives. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The Constitutional Court in Georgia has decided that a controversial provision barring former senior Soviet officials and Communist Party members from holding post in state institutions is unconstitutional. The court on Tuesday announced the ruling, […]

Georgian parliament member praises Stalin

By | October 27th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Gogi Topadze. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A member of parliament from the ruling Georgian Dream coalition Monday evening openly praised Joseph Stalin and called him ‘the greatest Georgian’ of the 20th century. Gogi Topadze, leader of the Industrialists Party, met Giorgi Kandelaki, […]

Gori city assembly votes against re-erecting Stalin statue

By | October 2nd, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , |

(Radio Free Europe.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The city assembly in Joseph Stalin’s hometown Gori on Friday voted against the idea of re-erecting a six-meter high statue of the dictator. The statue was unveiled in 1952 on the central square in Gori. After the end of the Soviet Union […]

Stalin monument goes up and is taken down in Georgia

By | May 12th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Locals in a village in Georgia’s eastern Kakheti region installed a bust of Joseph Stalin on Victory Day, May 9. This was the third time someone put up a bust of the dictator in Akura since Victory Day, May 9, 2012. On the previous two occasions […]

Stalin bust in Akura, Georgia, taken down

By | August 13th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , |

The restored bust of Stalin before it was taken down. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A bust of Stalin was Tuesday dismantled in a small village in Georgia, less than a day after it was put up. It is still unknown who placed the monument in Akura, in the eastern part of the country, but the same bust has been erected several times in two […]

Disputed Stalin bust goes up again in Georgian village

By | August 12th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: |

The Stalin bust in Akura, Georgia. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A bust of Joseph Stalin was re-erected in a Georgian village Monday night. It is unknown who put it there. The reemerged bust is located in Akura, a village in Eastern Georgia. After the change of government in Georgia in late 2012, busts and […]

Stalin bust unveiled in dictator’s hometown on V-Day

By | May 9th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: |

The bust of Stalin did not remain long, and is now kept inside the municipality building in Gori. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A bust of Joseph Stalin was Friday erected and taken down again the same day in the Soviet dictator’s hometown Gori, close to the Georgian capital. The bust was brought there by car and installed by members of a group called Eurasian Institute, […]

Stalin monument dismantled in Georgia

By | December 31st, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

The new Stalin monument in Telavi before it was paint bombed. ( TBILISI, DFWatch–A Stalin monument in Telavi, Georgia, has been dismantled. The same day as it was installed in September, 2013, the statue was paint bombed by unknown persons, who also painted other Stalin monuments in other Georgian villages, erected after the change […]

Tender announced to dismantle Stalin statue

By | December 6th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

The new Stalin statue in Telavi was quickly paint-bombed. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The local government in Telavi, a town in the Kakheti region, has announced a tender for the dismantling of a statue of Joseph Stalin. According to Information Center of Kakheti, the local government allocated 1 121 lari (USD 660) for the dismantling […]

One more Stalin monument appears in Georgia

By | September 6th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , |

The new Stalin bust in Vanta. ( TBILISI, DFWatch–A new Stalin bust has appeared in the village Vanta in Kakheti. It stands on the fence of one of the houses, in front of a shop. Dali Kirvalidze, a resident in the house with the fence, says strangers installed the bust without their permission when the family […]

New Stalin statue in Telavi paint bombed

By | September 3rd, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch–A new Stalin monument in the east of Georgia was paint bombed the same day as the opening ceremony. As Stalin monuments are resurrected around Georgia’s towns and villages, protesters paint them with slogans against the dictator […]

New Stalin statue unveiled in Telavi, Georgia

By | September 2nd, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

A new statue of Joseph Stalin was unveiled in Telavi, Georgia. ( TBILISI, DFWatch–A monument of Stalin has been installed in Telavi, a town in Georgia’s eastern Kakheti region. The new statue is the work of two organizations, Stalineli and Veteran Union, and the creation of the monument was financed by donations. It now stands at the […]

Stalin statue to be restored at the museum in his hometown

By | August 3rd, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

The statue of Stalin has been stored outdoors in a yard since its dismantling in 2010. (Radio Tavisupleba.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The monument of Stalin, which was removed from the pedestal in the central square in his hometown Gori in 2010, will be restored in the Stalin Museum in the same town. Georgian government officials deny any notion of rehabilitation of Stalin’s […]

Stalin statues paint bombed, damaged

By | February 8th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

The restored Stalin statue in Akura was torn down and doused with pink paint. (Channel 1.) TBILISI, DFWatch — Monuments of Joseph Stalin which have been restored in two Georgian villages were bombed with pink paint, torn down, and damaged. After the change of government, the population in some villages demanded to restore old monuments of Soviet dictator […]

Another Stalin statue goes up in Georgia

By | December 31st, 2012|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

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 […]