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Gori, Georgia

Stalin Museum

A museum glorifying the life of Stalin, located in the city of his birth. 

Untouched since the fall of the Soviet Union, this amazing time capsule glorifies the life of Joseph Stalin.

From his first desk in the Kremlin, to his railroad car, to displays of his infamous bank robberies, (yes, Stalin was a bank robber in his youth and temporarily resigned from the communist party over its ban on bank robbery) the museum feels completely untouched by the events of the last two decades.

Visiting the Stalin Museum, it’s as if the Cold War never ended.