Stalin-Park Tirana

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Well, I thought Stalin is gone for good, but I found out that it's not the case in peculiar Albania. Behind the Academy of Fine Hearts, ...oops sorry, Fine Arts, he still lingers around and enjoys his dictator-pension ship. And I have to say, I am quite glad about it: Because, where can you see the grumpy Georgian nowadays? I mean, the impressive Mustache-Man died 1953 and still everyone talks about him and even more so countries follow his policies. As the Russians took over his birth town Gori in Georgia very recently, they just probably wanted to put some flowers to his feet. Because Gori is the only other place where Stalin is still hot, besides Tirana.

Well, I thought Stalin is gone for good, but I found out that it’s not the case in peculiar Albania. Behind the Academy of Fine Hearts, …oops sorry, Fine Arts, he still lingers around and enjoys his dictator-pension ship. And I have to say, I am quite glad about it: Because, where can you see the grumpy Georgian nowadays? I mean, the impressive Mustache-Man died 1953 and still everyone talks about him and even more so countries follow his policies. As the Russians took over his birth town Gori in Georgia very recently, they just probably wanted to put some flowers to his feet. Because Gori is the only other place where Stalin is still hot, besides Tirana.

Here he certainly was a big Idol for the come-and-go Wannabe-Dictators,who ruled Albania from 1945 until 1990. The country and especially the capital Tirana was plastered with Stalin monuments. With the biggest one on the central Stalin-Square. And likewise Albania followed a policy of isolation. Do you know anything about this country? No? Well, you are not alone, because how could you, when no information gets out of the country borders.

But when all the little Stalins where removed after the regime-change, they decided to keep some of them in the backhand, who knows, for it it may be good for. He is in good company with the redarmists and a guy with a sack over his head. Who could that be? I guess that is another story…

To find good old Joseph Vissarionovich Satlin, you have to take Bulevardi Deshmret e Kombit down to the Academy of fine Arts, and there it is in the backyard.

Link: http://www.akademiaearteve.edu.al/

written by wil6ka on 2008-09-15 in #world #locations #albania #staue #history #monument #past #stalin #tirana

2 Comments

  1. krabbpojken
    krabbpojken ·

    great find! and nice pictures by the way.

  2. machete
    machete ·

    Stalin from Gori is already chilling out in museum ;)

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