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08-13-2013, 11:20 AM
Georgia says a statue of Joseph Stalin will be put up outside the museum commemorating the Soviet dictator in his hometown of Gori.

TBILISI - Georgia on Tuesday said a statue of Joseph Stalin would be put up outside the museum commemorating the Soviet dictator in his hometown of Gori, three years after it was torn down from its plinth in the town centre. A spokeswoman for Georgia's culture ministry said that Gori town council had taken the decision to resurrect the controversial bronze statue, which was dismantled under cover of darkness in 2010.

"Gori town council has made the decision to put up the statue again-- we gave them the recommendation to put it up in front of the museum and not back in the centre," the spokeswoman Keti Ebanoidze told AFP. The statue had stood in the central square of Gori since 1952 but was taken down on the orders of pro-Western President Mikheil Saakashvili despite objections from many local residents who remain fiercely proud of Stalin.

Who said Communism is dead.