Thursday, November 24, 2011

Ronald Reagan Statue Unveiled in Tbilisi

God bless the people of Georgia for recognizing the efforts of Ronald Reagan to bring down Communism and lift the Iron Curtain. May their freedom increase and forever remain as the legacy of Ronald Reagan becomes more clear to the world. - Reggie

Ronald Reagan statue in Tbilisi, Georgia

A statue to former U.S. President Ronald Reagan was unveiled in downtown Tbilisi by President Saakashvili and the U.S. congressional delegation on November 23 with the Georgian leader saying at the ceremony that the statue was symbolizing the difference between the ideologies of Georgia and its northern neighbor.

The bronze statue, depicting a smiling Reagan sitting on a bench with crossed legs, was unveiled in the Rike Park.

“Leader of our invader state has announced that the collapse of the Soviet Union – the Soviet Union which was collapsed by Ronald Reagan – was the 20th century’s biggest geopolitical catastrophe,” Saakashvili said during the unveiling ceremony, referring to Russia’s PM Vladimir Putin.

“Several days ago in the north from us creation of Eurasian Union was announced, which has been bluntly declared to be a new version of the Soviet Union,” Saakashvili said.

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And there is this...

Georgia's pro-Western president has unveiled a monument to Ronald Reagan in the capital of the ex-Soviet state praising the 40th U.S. president for "destroying the Soviet Empire."

Zurab Kurtsikidze / EPA
A man sits next to a statue of former US President Ronald Reagan in downtown Tbilisi, Georgia, November 23, 2011. The bronze statue, depicting Reagan sitting on a bench, was unveiled by the Georgian president in Rike Park earlier the same day, reports state. Reagan, the 40th President of the United States (1981-1989), is celebrated in former Soviet satellite states for having helped hasten the fall of the Iron Curtain.

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