In April 2010 I decided to travel to the city of Gori, Georgia, to see the last statue of Joseph Stalin still standing. A vestige of an era dominated by the Soviet presence, the city that saw the birth "the little father of the people" in 1879 is clearly attached to the museum dedicated to his memory, to his house of birth, and to the streets bearing his name or those his family. Symbols of the cult of personality in the former Soviet republics, the museum and Stalin's statue in Gori are a major tourist bonanza. While in the former Soviet republics, we are witnessing the last gasp of the traditional communism, Gori is committed to its heritage with contradictory feelings, oscillating between necessity and rejection.