11 Summer Residence of Joseph Stalin In Novy Afon

Summer Residence of Joseph Stalin In Novy Afon

Posted on June 7, 2012 by team

Since 1993 this object eventually came into possession of the Abkhazian authorities (the leaders of the USSR including Gorbachev had liked to come here), but lately it became a place of tourits’ interest.

For $3 you can have a short excursion and VIP stay in the residence for $800-900 per day.

View at Novo-Afonsky Monastery from the summer residence

In the hallway

Conference hall

They say that Stalin had 5 summer residences only in Abkhazia. One was in Gagra, for example, another one near Ritsa lake. This one was built in the mid 40s, Stalin lived here for several months and in general came here 5-6 times.

Here he had direct government connection, service staff of 800 persons, secret ways to the sea and the railway and other things. Stalin did not bathe in the sea, they filled a bath with sea water for him. There were three spacious bedrooms in the residence. Why did he need three of them? For conspiracy! He could sleep in one bedroom and put a dummy in another one. And where he slept he could lie on a couch instead of a bed… He suffered from persecution mania.

All rooms but bathroom are decorated with various sorts of wood. No wallpapers, no paint, no grout – neither on the walls nor on the ceilings.

Picture of Shishkin, the copy. The original one was given to some museum.



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11 Responses to “Summer Residence of Joseph Stalin In Novy Afon”

  1. Y5K says:

    Things that are proportional to one’s power: area of bedroom, area of bathroom and hight to ceilling..

  2. Rafe says:

    This object needs like immediately a “facelift”. For a price of 800 USD a day you can keep that baby in better conditions.

  3. CZenda says:

    Reposts suck. And the plumbing in the bathroom is truly Soviet.

  4. John says:

    Whether communism or capitalism, the sociopaths in charge always make sure they have the best stuff for themselves, crap for everyone else.

  5. Emperor Norton says:

    Stalin hung around a dump like that? Like JP Morgan; the man wasn’t even rich.

  6. Mercal says:

    Marx, Lenin, Stalin, Mao, on and on they say everyone should be equal. Meanwhile they eat the finest foods, live in mansions and exterminate tens of millions of people.

    Marx, Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Kim Jong are all having a family reunion in Hades.

    Communism where the psycho leaders live lavish lifestyles while plundering the entire country into oblivion.

    • Connor T says:

      The difference between that and capitalism is that if you replace that with rich pigs that essentially run the government anyways.

  7. JKD says:

    900$ per day? I won’t stay in this crappy soviet house even if they pay me

  8. I was expecting Ritz-Carlton, Four-Seasons luxury for nearly 1000$ a night.

    Not so.

  9. SHLOMO says:

    This was originally posted in like 2007

  10. Alex says:

    “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others” is a very fitting quote seeing this villa…

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