Date: 2017-04-15 11:16 am (UTC)
anuran: (Default)
From: [personal profile] anuran
I visited the Stalin Museum in Gori in Georgia in 2011. They said that when Russia had last invaded, the army all saluted the statue of Stalin that was in Gori at the time.

Weird also to be able to sit on a mass murderer's toilet


Date: 2017-04-15 02:16 pm (UTC)
sravakavarn: (Default)
From: [personal profile] sravakavarn
I have wanted to visit that for a while but I haven't made it out to Georgia, and part of my want to visit is morbid interest, but then again, somehow I got on the UK Stalin Society's e-mail list because a friend was messing with me, and I was shocked that their still was such a thing. But then again, apparently Hoxhaist still exist somewhere too.

Date: 2017-04-15 02:20 pm (UTC)
anuran: (Default)
From: [personal profile] anuran
I strongly recommend Georgia; we spent time in Batumi, Tblisi and Kazbegi. Everyone was incredibly friendly, and the food was excellent! The Stalin museum was fascinating, both as a memento of Soviet era attractions, and with some morbid interest. I would definitely recommend.

Date: 2017-04-15 04:12 pm (UTC)
sravakavarn: (Default)
From: [personal profile] sravakavarn
I have planned one doing it last year as it was way cheaper than Western Europe or going back home to states, and desperately needed to get out of Cairo for a month; however, family illness required me to send my wife back to the states and thus it will have to wait.

It's good to know it was awesome though. Those cheese boat things look amazing.

Date: 2017-04-15 02:57 pm (UTC)
dewline: (astonishment)
From: [personal profile] dewline
Well, that's not Disturbing in any way, that salute to the statue...

Date: 2017-04-15 01:55 pm (UTC)
sravakavarn: (make it rain)
From: [personal profile] sravakavarn
You know, the number of Stalin lovers I have met since leaving the US has been a little concerning, and meeting them among US students too young to remember the cold war. (

Date: 2017-04-15 03:11 pm (UTC)
dewline: (bad news)
From: [personal profile] dewline
*nervous twitching resumes*

Date: 2017-04-15 04:09 pm (UTC)
sravakavarn: (Default)
From: [personal profile] sravakavarn
After living in Northern Mexico and Egypt, my twitching nervously could generate electricity.

Date: 2017-04-15 04:38 pm (UTC)
dewline: (bad news)
From: [personal profile] dewline
No kidding. Harper was ill-advised enough to call what happened in Egypt a "return to stability". WTH!

Date: 2017-04-15 04:57 pm (UTC)
sravakavarn: (Default)
From: [personal profile] sravakavarn
I won't comment much about it until I am back in the States, but every day things get a bit more "complicated" here. It's not say Syria complicated or even Northern Mexico complicated (which was complicated for completely different reasons), but complicated nonetheless.
Edited Date: 2017-04-15 04:57 pm (UTC)

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