Did Stalin during his reign gave any special interest or priviliges to Georgia and the Georgian people?
I can think of two things:
- There was a high number of people from the Caucasus area in his administration. I'm not sure it one would call it a privilege to come to Stalin's attention, but it was certainly special treatment.
- Stalin and those friends had palaces in the Caucasus. Those would have brought money into the local economy.
From what I read in his biography, if anything he did the opposite. He hated his father, hated the church. During his rule a lot of purges hit the Caucasus, including the complete removal of population groups to Siberia and replacing them with Russian natives.
He rarely even went back there, only a few times to visit his ailing mother (whom he adored) after installing her in what amounted to a palatial home for her.