18 Favorite Country House of Joseph Stalin

Favorite Country House of Joseph Stalin

Posted on August 27, 2011 by team


In 1993 this object was finally given to the Abkhaz authorities and now it's a popular tourist attraction.

They say that Stalin had 5 country houses in Abkhazia (in Gagra and on Lake Riza in particular). Still, this one was the most favorite. He came here 5-6 times a year. Accordingly, there were all conviniences: a direct communication line with the government, the staff of 800 people, secret passages leading to the sea and to railway stations and some other ruses...

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There were three spacious bedrooms in his cottage. You might ask: What for? Three bedrooms for one person! (note, guests lived in a separate building). The answer is obvious: for conspiracy. While Stalin slept in one of the beds, the two others were occupied by mannequins. Sometimes he even slept on a small sofa standing near the large one. The truth is he suffered from persecution mania...

All rooms except for the bathroom were decorated with various kinds of wood (ash, beech, walnut, Karelian birch, chestnut, etc.). No wallpaper, no paint, no slaked lime. All is beautiful, tasteful, unpretentious and harmonious! Glass windows were crystal.


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18 Responses to “Favorite Country House of Joseph Stalin”

  1. Boritz says:

    The secret passages evidently remain that way.

    • (r)evolutionist says:

      Nothing of interest, probably. Just a passage so the “brave” little dictator could flee his imagined enemies. The truth is no one was even light years close to any plot. All his paranoia was just paranoia. After the Ryutin affair (1932) was crushed there was never any more opposition.

  2. petrohof says:

    well of course! it’s a secret

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  4. Otis R. Needleman says:

    Old Joe had it good back then, but his people had it pretty bad. Now I think, wherever Joe is, he has it very bad.

  5. Hello Kitty says:

    Very modestly

  6. kbr says:

    Well all that luxury proves that all what he said was just B^$ùS`?; 3 bedrooms for one person, while he said the 3 persons could easily fit in one bedroom. Just proves my point.

  7. class says:

    I see by one of the pictures that Joe had a tv in one of his bedrooms to watch the soaps.

  8. Bob Loblaw says:

    Wood is nice but it makes everything so dark and depressing

    • Musa says:

      Maybe that’s why he like it so much. My step-father is a tyrant and he likes all that really cheap dark and depressing wood paneling that became so popular in the 70’s.

  9. John Birch says:

    Stalin was the ultimate bourgeois criminal who loved to murder the poor. Just like every other communist dictator.

    • Gen. Electric says:

      Totalitarian and opressive communism is not a requirement to be a murdering autocrat. Ask Franco or Pinochet.

  10. Joe had the T.V. installed in the bedroom because he didn’t want to miss even one exciting episodes of the Oprah Winfrey and Jerry Springer shows.

  11. John says:

    The fundamental contradiction of Communism is that the party system simply replaced the aristocracy or capitalist class; it just became another small minority class which ruled over the workers and took all the good stuff for themselves.

    True Communism is most closely reached in the high level of egalitarianism, universal social services, and advanced development of the Scandinavian countries.

  12. Muzzlehatch says:

    The Soviet Union had television in the late 1930’s so maybe he did have a set or two in his house.

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