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Distance

3.8 mi

Elevation gain

315 ft

Technical difficulty

Moderate

Elevation loss

315 ft

Max elevation

232 ft

Trailrank

36

Min elevation

-12 ft

Trail type

Loop

Moving time

one hour 25 minutes

Time

2 hours one minute

Coordinates

1022

Uploaded

September 4, 2021

Recorded

September 2021
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232 ft
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near Miusera, Abkhazia (Georgia)

Visit of the dachas built by Staline and Gorbachev. A journey into soviet leaders' luxury...All looks frozen since the 80's...
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Avenue to Stalin's dacha

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Stalin's dacha

This relatively modest, three-bedroom house offers little visual sense of the Stalin period. Attention to concealment marks the dacha’s interior layout (see separate photos). Each one of the two floors features adjoining three-room sets -- a bedroom with bathroom, an office or a work area and a dining room -- that allow for self-contained movement. Apparently, Stalin would show the guard that he was sleeping in one bedroom, but, in reality, he’d be sleeping in another, reflecting the sense of insecurity of the dictator.
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Stalin's swimming pool

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Stalin's swimming pool

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Panorama

In the background, a 17-floor vacation resort for senior dignitaries that was built under Krutshchev. Today, that structure, still featuring its Soviet-style décor, accommodates tourists.
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Luxurious vegetation

Probably well maintained in previous times...
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Luxurious vegetation

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Annex building to Gorbachev dacha

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Gorbachev dacha

Georgian Communist Party General Secretary Eduard Shevardnadze offered stalin's dacha to Gorbachev as a summer residence after Shevardnadze’s appointment as Soviet foreign minister in 1985, but Raisa Gorbacheva, the Soviet leader’s wife, “categorically refused". Instead, “she said it’s better to have a place on the seashore, a small cottage,” he recalled. The resulting “cottage” -- a five-floor villa down the hill from the Stalin dacha -- now hosts official functions.
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Gorbachev dacha

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Gorbachev swimming pool

Even bigger than the one of Stalin
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Gorbachev dacha

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View from the pier

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Harbour

It was designed to receive submarines in case of quick evacuation required for Stalin
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Harbour

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River

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