The Stalin Museum in Gori
The small town of Gori in the very heart of Georgia is famous (or perhaps infamous?) as the birthplace of one of the 20th century’s most controversial leaders - Joseph Jughashvili, better known as Stalin, the “Man of Steel”. Today he is still revered in his hometown as the greatest leader the USSR ever had, yet elsewhere his reign is regarded as an evil nightmare. Visit the Stalin Museum and the tiny house where he was born, then walk to the city centre dominated by Stalin’s huge statue - the only one that hasn’t been removed since his death - and decide for yourself whether he was a great leader or a monstrous dictator.