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« Reply #50 on: November 09, 2017, 03:52:28 AM »

Picture of dictator as a dirty spot on the pages of the new Georgia.
It's funny, that there are garbage cans nearby...Conformity...

It's all sad, but there is always someone, who misses the war and the blood of people
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« Reply #52 on: November 11, 2017, 03:29:48 AM »
A street by the Tbilisi International Airport was named in honor of the first American President to visit Georgia, George W. Bush.


Shortly after the visit the Georgian army invaded South Ossetia on 8-8-2008 on the start of the Winter Olympics. Vladimir Putin was not amused when informed of the event at the opening ceremony of the Olympics. He stood up from his seat, shot President Bush a dirty look and left. 5 days later 169 Georgian solders had lost their lives to Russia's 64. Russian forces occupied large areas of Georgia in incuding Abkhazia and South Ossetia and the city of Gori, Stalin's birth place less than an hour's drive from Tbilisi.   




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« Reply #54 on: November 11, 2017, 03:50:12 AM »
To this day there is bomb damage to the buildings in Gori that hasn't been repaired. I took this photo in September.



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« Reply #57 on: November 11, 2017, 03:54:48 AM »
In the photo above is the Gori Fortress. In the foreground is the end of Stalin Museum grounds.

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« Reply #59 on: November 11, 2017, 03:59:10 AM »
Stalin's rail car. Behind it is the Stalin Museum.

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« Reply #61 on: November 11, 2017, 04:01:42 AM »
The home of Stalin's birth is protected by Granite columns and a roof.

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« Reply #65 on: November 11, 2017, 04:11:49 AM »
My understanding of Gori's citizens is they are for the most part indifferent about Stalin. For some selling tourist trinkets of him is just means to make a little money. Outside the rail car some enterprising entrepreneurs were selling his likeness on some refrigerator magnets. 

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« Reply #68 on: November 11, 2017, 04:21:19 AM »
You can buy most everything along the streets from vegetables and fruits, building supplies and even a still for making "Cha Cha". Cha Cha is Georgia's strong drink made from distilled grape skins and stems. It usually has a slight brown color to it. It is as my mother used to say, "It can put hair on your chest." It is about 80% alcohol.

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« Reply #69 on: November 11, 2017, 04:27:04 AM »



Did I tell you? Georgians like Americans (and Canadians too)

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« Reply #71 on: November 11, 2017, 04:31:33 AM »
http://civil.ge/eng/article.php?id=24178


http://dailysignal.com/2012/05/30/more-than-just-a-statue-ronald-reagans-legacy-in-georgia/



Recently, a statue of Ronald Reagan was unveiled in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi. Since I am in Georgia this week speaking at a conference and meeting with Georgian officials, I thought I would take the time to visit it. The statue sits just above the Kura River, which snakes through Tbilisi, and in the shadow of the presidential palace overlooking the city. It is proudly located in the heart of the city.

In the well-manicured and green public park, a smiling bronze Ronald Reagan is sitting on a bronze bench looking off into the distance in the direction of Russia. He has the look of confidence and satisfaction. Inscribed on the statue is one of Reagan’s more poignant quotes: “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.”

Today, Reagan’s belief in democracy, free markets, a strong defense, and liberty are encapsulated in the reforms taking place in modern Georgia. This is in stark contrast to Georgia’s northern neighbor Russia, where democratic freedoms are in retreat, corruption is endemic, and the future is bleak. The same cracks showing in the Soviet Union a quarter of a century ago are starting to reappear in Vladimir Putin’s Russia.

Thanks to President Mikheil Saakashvili’s Reaganite agenda of liberalizing the economy, cutting bureaucracy, and fighting corruption, economic freedom is alive and well in Georgia today. The 2012 Index of Economic Freedom, published annually by The Heritage Foundation and The Wall Street Journal, ranked Georgia 34th out of 184 countries in terms of economic freedom a striking improvement from its ranking of 113 in 2003. Tplaces Georgia ahead of 26 European nations, including France, Spain, and Belgium.
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