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Georgia Now Boasts One Stalin Statue Fewer

Some residents of Gori, the area in the Republic of Georgia that was the birthplace of the Soviet dictator Josef Stalin, apparently still revere the former Kremlin leader. Villagers in Ateni, just outside Gori, erected a bust of Stalin on Monday to celebrate the 71st anniversary of the Soviet Union's victory over Nazi Germany in World War II. The bust was taken down immediately, a government statement said Tuesday, because the unauthorized display violated a long-standing ban on...

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