But they were bombed during the war, the Orthodox churches in the Shida Kartli region, but not a monument to Stalin. ” Surprisingly, although the bomb fell on the central square enormous monument nearly hurt. Along with the “mission statement” of the President, the ruling party of the second and third tier urged the public to consider the feasibility of moving the monument Stalin in his museum. Moreover, as explained by the VC in the Ministry of Culture, Stalin Museum (also located in the central square in Gori), will officially become part of the Occupation Museum, opened in Tbilisi, and its exposure (including Stalin monument) will talk about “70 years of occupation of the country.” More recently, in Georgia, it was impossible to even conceive of such a “sacrilege” as the transfer from the center of Gori, Stalin monument. In 1989, at the dawn “National liberation movement” radicals, advocating for Georgia’s withdrawal from the Soviet Union had tried to raise the issue of demolition of the monument. “Well, really, how can you claim to secede from the state, the chief creator which is immortalized in the central town square? “- they said. In response goriytsy formed militia were on duty at the memorial and nights on end with pieces of rebar and hunting rifles.
Closer to the huge the crowd with a crane no one dared. One crane was used to demolish the statue of Lenin – the central square in Tbilisi (now the Freedom Square), where in 2005 President Bush spoke. In contrast to “our Joseph” who want to to protect the monument to Lenin in Georgia was not. NO IDOL statement Mikheil Saakashvili can safely be considered the beginning of a new era in the country. Hardly a sophisticated politician, always pay special attention to public resonance of their demarche, delivered to such an initiative without taking into account changes in the society. More recently, Saakashvili stressed that he was born on December 21 – the same day as Dzhugashvili.
At this time there is no “rage of the masses” in protection of the monument or in Gori, nor the whole of Georgia is not. Governor of Shida Kartli, a 29-year-old Lado Vardzelashvili told VK, that “the municipality is planning to hold a plebiscite in Gori, about the fate of the monument.” Certainly, his results have predicted by the authorities and monument perekochuet to the museum. “In place of the ugly buildings we erect a huge, beautiful monument to the victims during a missile strike on August 12 and all the bombing in Gori, Poti and other regions of Georgia. Each name – gold letters “- Mr. Vardzelashvili dreams. The competition for the monument has already been announced. Does this suck goriytsy, especially the older generation? This question I asked Guram. The old man looked at the monument and once said indifferently, “What is it? … After all that has done for us? Preserved state, which destroys us. ” One Tbilisi-based journalist recently named 12 August 2008 (when the rocket fell on Gori and the loss of Abkhazia and South Ossetia became inevitable) birthday of the new Georgia, finally goodbye to the past.