Gori


Also found in: Dictionary, Acronyms, Wikipedia.

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.
..... Click the link for more information.
 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.

References in periodicals archive ?
Gori, a Citigroup consumer banking veteran, began working for Manulife in 2015.
Linda Mantia, senior EVP and chief operating officer will report to Gori on Corporate Strategy and continue to report to the CEO on all other areas of responsibility.
Commenting on the same Punit Malhotra Director Gori tere Pyar Mein said, "For a film like Gori Tere Pyr Mein, no one is really aware of the VFX work.
Gori Tere Pyr Mein releases in the UAE on November 21.
In May, five engineers at Gori were charged with trying to cover up the potentially dangerous power failure and in July 32 people were charged with corruption involving the state nuclear power agency and its contracts with suppliers.
The Azzurri looked on their way to an easy win when Pratichetti and Gori crossed the whitewash in the opening 12 minutes, but the visitors hit back through tries from Usuzuki and Taira and some faultless kicking from James Arlidge.
Italy: L McLean (Treviso); A Masi (Racing Metro), G Canale (Clermont Auvergne), A Sgarbi (Treviso), M Bergamasco (Racing Metro); K Burton (Treviso), E Gori (Treviso); S Perugini (Aironi), L Ghiraldini (Treviso), M Castrogiovanni (Leicester), S Dellape (Racing Metro), Q Geldenhuys (Aironi), J Sole (Aironi), A Zanni (Treviso), S Parisse (Stade Francais, capt).
Gori said, 'Actually I think the next step in the evolution of security is voice biometrics.
The monument in the town of Tkibuli in western Georgia was taken down two days after authorities tore down a bigger and more famous monument to Stalin in his hometown of Gori.
The bronze monument to the Soviet dictator was carted away yesterday from Gori in Georgia.
Georgian authorities have removed a historic statue of Joseph Stalin in the former Soviet leader's hometown of Gori, officials have said.
Her movies include Merey Ashkon Ka Nazrana, Chand Takey Chup Chup Key, Mera Pyar Haar Gaya, Ae Badloon Key Rahi, Rataan Merian Bana Key, Meri Chuni Diaan Reshmi, Tere Dar Tey Aa Key, Rab Ney Karaya Sada, Mera Dil Channa Kach Da Khidona and Gori Gori Chandni.