Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Recently, despite the objections of local authorities, residents in the Georgian village of Varani, in Gori municipality, erected a monument dedicated to the legendary Soviet leader.
Back in 2010, authorities dismantled Stalin's monument in Gori. Seven years later, in 2017, on the occasion of his 138th birthday, Georgian communists and workers installed a bust of "Generalissimo" in Gori's central square.
Zaza Tsitsikashvili, a Variani villager, said the village "is mostly inhabited by people who respect Stalin", News-Georgia reported.