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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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Gori has an Economics and Finance degree from the University of New South Wales and an MBA from the University of Technology, Sydney.
Treviso: B Williams; L Nitoglia, M Campagnaro (A Sgarbi 41), C Loamanu, A Esposito (de Marchi 64-70); M Berquist, T Botes (E Gori 41); A de Marchi (M Rizzo 57), L Ghiraldini (capt) (E Ceccato 50), L Cittadini (I Fernandez-Rouyet 74); M Fuser (M Filippucci 34), C van Zyl; A Zanni, D Budd, M Vosawai (R Barbieri 57) Blues: D Fish; O Jenkins (L Hamilton 74), R Smith, D Hewitt, C Czekaj; G Davies, L Jones; S Hobbs (capt), R Williams (M Breeze 49), T Filise (B Bourrust 59); J Down (R Watts-Jones 49), F Paulo; M Cook, E Jenkins (T Young 71), R Copeland
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I will never forget what Turkey has done for usC* We have a neighbor who destroys and a neighbor who constructs," Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili said at a ceremony held in Gori.
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Margot said: "The Russians weren't letting journalists into Gori but a priest smuggled us in, in his car.
The movements of Russian forces around the key city of Gori raised questions about whether Russia was fulfilling its side of the ceasefire intended to end the short but intense fighting that reignited ColdWar tensions.
Russian troops and tanks have controlled a wide area of Georgia for days, including the country's main east-west road on which Gori sits, after a short but intense war.
As Bush accused Russia of bullying and demanded they pull out of Georgia, campaign group Human Rights Watch produced evidence cluster bombs had been used on the city of Gori in at least one incident when 11 civilians were killed.
Georgia's president said his country had been cut in half with the capture of the highway near the central city of Gori.
Georgia's president said his country had been effectively cut in half with the capture of the main east-west highway near the central city of Gori.