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Most Georgians are against demolition of Stalin monument

2009-09-07 18:38

Most part of Georgian population doesn't support the idea of Stalin monument demolition from central square of Gori [East Georgia], the survey conducted by Kviris Palitra [Georgian weekly] with 406 respondents, revealed.


68.4 per cent are against the demolition, 17.8 per cent support the idea, 13.8 per cent found difficulty answering - Novosti-Gruzia.

After August 2008 events the State Minister for European and Atlantic Integration Georgi Baramidze proposed to remove the monument from the square and pass it to the Museum of Soviet Occupation exhibition [occupying some buildings in the State National Museum of Georgia in Tbilisi ].

"In the country symbolizing freedom a Stalin monument standing in the centre of the city, is inadmissible, though he was an ethnic Georgian. In democratic Georgia he must have his own place", Baramidze believes.

In end August unknown people spilt paint on that very monument in Gori. It was the second "attack" that month. On August 8th, in the anniversary of August events inscriptions drawn by unknown people, appeared. These were: "Your place in a museum!" and "Get off the pedestal!"


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