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Stalin statue removed in Georgia

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Published: 25th Jun 2010 08:51:59

Authorities in Georgia have taken down a statue of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin that stood in the central square of Gori, his home town.

The six metre (20ft) bronze statue was removed unexpectedly in the middle of the night, reports said.

The statue will be moved to a museum in Gori dedicated to Stalin, said the head of the city council, Zviad Khmaladze.

A monument for the "victims of the Russian aggression" would be erected in its place, he said.

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