Georgia’s Stalin Museum to Change Focus

Posted April 9th, 2012 at 12:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The museum in Josef Stalin's hometown in Georgia is changing its focus to highlight the atrocities that were committed during the Soviet dictator's rule.

Georgia's culture minister said Monday the museum in Gori is incompatible with modern-day Georgia,which became independent in 1991.

The museum was built in 1937 and included the small house where Stalin was born.

Born Joseph Dzhugashvili in Gori in 1878, Stalin ruled the Soviet Union with an iron fist from the late 1920s until his death in 1953.

He is accused of causing the death of hundreds of thousands of people through executions, and forced labor in Gulag prison camps.