Last month, together with the Orthodox Christmas, a strange discussion about Stalin depicted on the icon took place in Georgia. In the end, the Patriarchate sent the icon to be copied and Stalin will no longer be depicted on it. Some considered the incident to be a coincidence, while many believe that it is a deliberate provocation planned in Moscow, which not only will not end there, but is only the beginning of a new direction of the anti-Western campaign.
Stalin Icon in Sameba Church: Georgia's Controversial Debate and Political Ramifications
By Malkhaz Matsaberidze
Monday, February 12, 2024