Samstag, 17. Dezember 2016

Meet the Pensioners Who Really, Really Love Stalin

IN PICTURES: Soviet leader Josef Stalin is still reviled today in Georgia.
Stalin, who was born in Gori in 1878 and died in 1953, is largely reviled today in Georgia, which developed close ties with Europe and the United States during the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union.
Today, communist parties are not popular in Georgia, which wants to move out of Moscow's sphere of influence and join NATO and the European Union. Following a 2011 law, dozens of Soviet-era monuments and symbols were removed and street names which referred to Georgia's communist past were changed.
But the Soviet strongman is still revered by a small group of mainly elderly supporters who stress his role in the industrialization of the Soviet Union and in defeating Nazi Germany in the Second World War. Nadja sagt:  Wir sind im Bilde,  die Verehrung Stalins kann die Neobourgeoisie sowieso nicht abschaffen.  Solidarität! 

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