Stalin Memorial in Georgia Supported by China

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Original Chinese Language Article By: www.news.xinhuanet.com

(Translated by Adrian Chan-Wyles PhD)

Georgians have different viewpoints.

According to the guide, the views about Stalin in Georgia (his birthplace) are varied.  The older generation are very positive and the general consensus is that Stalin was a great leader who single-handedly guided the Soviet Union to victory over fascism.  This (great) victory made the Soviet Union a very powerful country on the world stage.  Many Georgians also agree that it was the ‘honest’ and ‘selfless’ cultural characteristics that are typical of Georgian culture that made Stalin the great leader he became.  Other Georgians complain that when in power, Stalin did not do much too directly assist Georgia.

Nevertheless, every year on the anniversary of his birth (the 21st of December) crowds of Georgians gather to commemorate this important event – bringing flowers to be respectfully placed outside Stalin’s former home.  The statue of Stalin that stands infront of the City Hall of Gori (the city of Stalin’s birth) – has been under threat of destruction three times in the past in 1956, 1965, and 1978.  These attempts have been blocked by local people who have mounted day and night guards around the monument.

(Source: Global Special Correspondent – Georgia – Wu Huangyuan)

©opyright: Adrian Chan-Wyles (ShiDaDao) 2016.

Original Chinese Language Article:

http://news.xinhuanet.com/mil/2006-04/28/content_4486167_2.htm

格鲁吉亚斯大林纪念馆里有不少来自中国的礼品

格鲁吉亚人评价不一

据讲解员介绍,格鲁吉亚人对斯大林评价褒贬不一。上了年纪的人对他的肯定多些,他们认为,“斯大林领导苏联战胜了法西斯,使苏联成为一个强大的国家。但也有人对斯大林当政期间对家乡表现出的“廉洁、无私”有些抱怨,说他没为格鲁吉亚做过什么。

尽管如此,每逢12月21日斯大林的诞辰日,不少格鲁吉亚人都会聚集到斯大林故居敬献鲜花缅怀他。在1956年、1965年和1978年,曾有人打算拆毁矗立在哥里市政厅前的斯大林雕像,但家乡人日夜在旁边守护,使它得以保存至今。(来源:环球驻格鲁吉亚特约记者 吴双元)

 

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  1. ShiDaDao

     /  10/02/2016

    Exactly true. The misrepresentation of Soviet Era history is breathtaking in its pure ignorance and unscientific manner. It exists to mislead the people – but we can create islands of rationality and truth!

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