Gori (Georgian: გორი ) is a city in the Shida Kartli region of Georgia most famous for being the birthplace of Joseph Vissarionovich Jughashvili, better known as Stalin. Today, surprisingly, it does not look much different from when Stalin ruled the USSR. Gori is also located a short drive from Uplistsikhe, an ancient Silk Road cave city and former regional centre of pagan worship.
The name Gori may look and sound like the plural form of the Russian word for mountain (горы, GO-ry), but the name of Gori, incidentally meaning hill (singular) in Georgian, is much older than the first Russian contact with the Georgian kingdoms in 1500s.
Upliscikhe – city in caves, Its uniqueness lies in the fact that it is thanks to its devices, saving the remnants of architectural and religious buildings. Uplistsikhe includes more than 700 caves and cave structures, only 150 have survived to the present time.