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Gori

(gô`rē), city (1989 pop. 68,924), central Georgia. A rail junction, it has food processing plants. Mentioned in the 7th cent. as Tontio, it was later named after a fortress. Gori passed to Russia in 1801. Joseph StalinStalin, Joseph Vissarionovich
, 1879–1953, Soviet Communist leader and head of the USSR from the death of V. I. Lenin (1924) until his own death, b. Gori, Georgia.
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 was born in the city.

Gori

 

a city in the Georgian SSR, at the confluence of the Bol’shaia Liakhvi and Kura rivers. Railroad station 76 km northwest of Tbilisi. A railroad spur runs 33 km from Gori to the city of Tskhinvali. Population. 48,000 (1970; 10,200 in 1926).

Gori has a cotton-textile combine and instrument-building and railroad-tie treatment plants, fruit and vegetable canneries, wineries, and a meat-packing plant. There is a pedagogical institute, an agricultural technicum, medical and musical schools, and a drama theater. There is also a historical-ethnographic museum. It is the birthplace of J. V. Stalin; the J. V. Stalin House Museum is now located there.

Gori was first mentioned in historical chronicles in the early seventh century. It has been a city since 1801. The ruins of the medieval fortress of Goristsikhe are located on a low hill in Gori.

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