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Gori (gôˈrē) [key], city (1989 pop. 68,924), central Georgia. A rail junction, it has food processing plants. Mentioned in the 7th cent. as Tontio, it was later named after a fortress. Gori passed to Russia in 1801. Joseph Stalin was born in the city.

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