Summer House of Joseph Stalin

Summer House of Joseph Stalin

This is one of the eighteen summer houses of Joseph Stalin. It is situated five kilometres from Sochi, on the territory of a sanatorium “Zenenaya Roscha” (“Green Grove”). Let’s see have an excursion to the house right now.

Summer House of Joseph Stalin

The house and the interior have been preserved absolutely untouched, officially this house is a museum today but in fact it is a hotel complex.

Summer House of Joseph Stalin

The road leading to the house is too narrow for two cars.

Summer House of Joseph Stalin

The whole complex is surrounded by trees – palms, leaf-bearing trees and cedars. The summer house was built on top of the ridge, this place has a unique microclimate thanks to mixture of several air streams.

Summer House of Joseph Stalin

The figure is made from wax.

Summer House of Joseph Stalin

Strict straight lines – typical style of the Stalinist era.

Summer House of Joseph Stalin

Summer House of Joseph Stalin

There is a restaurant on the terriory of the sanatorium named after J. Stalin. All the dishes served there are made from home food.

Summer House of Joseph Stalin

Central entrance to the house.

Summer House of Joseph Stalin

Here the leader used to play chess.

Summer House of Joseph Stalin

Summer House of Joseph Stalin

Precious woods were used for the interior. No rare pictures, no posh details, strictness and shades – favourite furnishing of Stalin.

Summer House of Joseph Stalin

Banquet room.

Summer House of Joseph Stalin

Fireplace.

Summer House of Joseph Stalin

Highly exlusive window with a frost ornament.

Summer House of Joseph Stalin

The terrace with a view of the courtyard.

Summer House of Joseph Stalin

Here used to be a fountain but it was broken right before Stalin settled here. It was hastily done because one of the main orders to the architect from the leader was “no fountains at all!”

Summer House of Joseph Stalin

The color of the house still remains green. Original window frames have been preserved too.

Summer House of Joseph Stalin

Here, at the pool, there used to be to-ceiling windows.

Summer House of Joseph Stalin

The bizarre clay pot near the porch is a “tandoor”  – an Asian version of a furnace for cooking meat in a special way.

Summer House of Joseph Stalin

Visitors of the place are still treated to eastern dishes.

Summer House of Joseph Stalin

This is a study of the leader. The bed is next to the desk. Its size is rather modest – 1,8m x 0,8 m.

In his right hand Joseph Stalin used to hold his smoking pipe but it was taken by someone as a souvenir…

Summer House of Joseph Stalin

Summer House of Joseph Stalin

Photo stand – important historic moments and pictures of Stalin’s daughter.

Summer House of Joseph Stalin

Opposite is a modest secretary desk.

Summer House of Joseph Stalin

The phone for special connection.

Summer House of Joseph Stalin

The desk set given to the leader by Mao Zedong.

Summer House of Joseph Stalin

The leather sofa armoured by horsehair and a leather coat hanging nearby. Everything looks the same as it did when the leader was alive. Over the sofa are the windows of the projector room (there was a movie theater there).

Summer House of Joseph Stalin

The wax figure is very realistic.

Summer House of Joseph Stalin

The billiard room of the leader. His personal cue is still here.

Summer House of Joseph Stalin

“Billiard factory of Yakov Gots. Rostov”.

Summer House of Joseph Stalin

We wonder if someone dared to win except the master of the house?

Summer House of Joseph Stalin

They say that according to the idea of the architect this fretwork should resemble the profile of the leader. Does it?

Summer House of Joseph Stalin

Does this house have a ghost?

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8 thoughts on “Summer House of Joseph Stalin”

  1. You don’t have to like this guy (Stalin) to recognize that he was a genius, an evil genius perhaps, but a genius. He dragged the Soviet Union into the twentieth century and made it a world power.
    The Soviet Union is the only nation after WW II to have achieved ALL of it’s strategic goals. Complete control of Eastern and Northern Europe, domination of Germany, a major force to be reckoned with. All in about thirty years!

    • Right. But why worship? All the museums, statues and such. Same with Lenin. I don’t get Russian affection towards its villains.

  2. I would have thought billiards would have been considered a game of the bourgeois. But that would never stop a hypocritical communist eh?

  3. It’s not “Stalin’s house”, it’s an official state-owned residence which was used by a plenty of USSR officials.
    Stalin visited it several times, however.

  4. Why call him a *leader* all the time? Are you still feel like he is your leader? He is the war criminal and mass murderer, and should be remembered as such.

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