Rengim Mutevellioglu

The custodian of Georgia's communist past
Location: New York
Nationality: Turkish
Biography: Born in 1991, Rengim Mutevellioglu is a Turkish artist. Following numerous recognitions around the world, she studied Fine Arts at Sorbonne. Her work has been featured and exhibited in cities such as London, Barcelona and Paris. Currently based... read on
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The custodian of Georgia's communist past
Credits: rengim mutevellioglu
Date of Work: 05/10/17 - 05/10/17
Updated: 05/21/20
Location: Tbilisi
Jiuli Sikmashvili is the tour guide that greats you when you enter the Stalin’s Underground Printing House Museum in Tbilisi. He’s also the Vice President of the Communist Party of Georgia.

A fervent admirer of the eponymous leader and the country’s communist past, he gives you the tour with the confidence and the zeal of someone exceptionally knowledgeable and invested in the topic.

Your tour includes the museum building and the wooden house behind it that hides the printing press below.

Stalin, as a young bolshevik, worked at the secret press churning out communist material in the early years of the pre-revolution 20th century. The press was discovered and destroyed only to be reopened as a museum in the 30s.

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