Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Picture Tag: The Last Stalin Statue Standing

Taylor tagged me so I had to find my 5th photo file folder, then the 5th photo in that file folder. So here it is:

It's from my trip to the Republic of Georgia a couple of years ago. One of the cities I visited was Gori, birthplace of Stalin. Since he's their native son, they've pretty much forgiven him all his many transgressions and have allowed his massive statue to continue standing (that's me and my friend Camilla at its base). They also have a very one-sided museum in his honor (if you didn't know better, you'd think he was a pretty nice guy based on their exhibits).

11 comments:

Kristen M. said...

Ahh ... revisionist history. I like the picture though!

Marie said...

Nice picture. I'm sure it was a fascinating place!

Liviania said...

I guess you have to do something when you're the birthplace of Stalin.

Hillary said...

Stalin and I have the same birthday. If I had to pick, he'd be my favorite dictator.

caite said...

Transgressions is putting it mildly. As Stalin himself said, One Death Is A Tragedy-A Million Is A Statistic....and he did his best to prove that with his actions, didn't he,

Serena said...

transgressions...is that what they are calling them these days. LOL My friend volunteered with the Peace Corps in the Republic of Georgia right before their recent altercations with Russia...it was a scary time.

Taylor said...

Wow! Your picture is so much better than mine! I'm jealous.

Staci said...

I do like the picture!!!

Janette Rallison said...

Coolpicture! I've always wanted to go to Russia.

H said...

That is a cool pic. Is that you standing in front of the statue?

Christina Farley said...

Very cool picture. And a little history on the side.