Arya Kazemi

a regular writer for Polo's Bastards.

Tranquil Tbilisi

Georgia’s most famous son, Ioseb Jughashvili, later known by his cryptonym, Josef Stalin, once had monolithic cement replicas of his diminutive stature and lugubrious countenance peppered all across the Soviet empire. These days he doesn’t have even a single figurine in the whole of the city where, as a teen, he studied in the seminary…