Touching evil: A visit to Stalin’s dacha in Sochi
There is no commemoration of the despot’s life in the city hosting the Olympics, but you can tour Stalin’s somewhat rundown summer home nearby and when the renovations are finished, sleep in his bed.
SOCHI – Above the dust of the building sites in this city, away from both the shining Olympic stadiums and the slums that didn’t benefit from the billions of rubles poured into Vladimir Putin’s 2014 Winter Games, there’s a spot in the middle of the forest overlooking the Black Sea where you can touch evil. You can sit by a table where the orders for the execution and deportation of...
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