Stalin's Summer Residence, New Athos

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#1 of 17 in Historic Sites in Abkhazia
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  • One of the many dachas of the former Soviet leader I.V. Stalin (according to some information they were built throughout the Soviet Union as much as 18?) in the village of Cold River in Abkhazia is hidden from prying eyes in a pine grove. As in the vast majority of such "residences" there are well preserved Stalin's furniture, chandeliers, interior decoration, obligatory piano and library, as well as billiards and cinema hall. The house tells not about the "chief of nations" but about a man with his habits and personal way of life. For example, there is interesting information about Stalin's lifelong penchant for loneliness and the habit of sleeping in one of the three available bedrooms on small beds, his manic fear for his life and prejudices about possible assassinations (by the way, real...
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  • We were on a tour of Abkhazia with a visit to Stalin's Dacha in January 2019. Beautiful view of the sea, mountains. Big green area, tangerine trees. Interesting interior, wood-finishing valuable rocks. It is a must-see!
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