Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin put Sochi on the map by making it the preeminent vacation spot for the USSR’s elite sin the mid-20th century.
77 years after he built a summer house there, Sochi now sells tickets to tour the Stalin Villa on the Grounds of the Green Grove Spa, according to Reuters.
It’s strange, given his status as a ruthless despot. For a small price you can see his pool, billiards room, and untouched chess set.
The creepiest part, by far, is this grinning Stalin wax figure that’s propped up behind a desk.
That is terrifying:
Behind a desk:
The exterior is green:
Stalin’s chess set:
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