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Scandalous letter by English teacher of the Ivanishvilis

08.02.12 20:51

"Life with Bidzina Ivanishvili, an eye opening and near death experience in Georgia", - the letter has been published by Patrick Downey, who used to work as an English teacher at the Ivanishvilis` in 2007-2008. In the letter the former U.S. citizens tells a lot of details about the family of the Georgian business tycoon and leader of the Georgian Dream Public Movement.

"I had to come to expect the unexpected living with and working for the Ivanishvilis... but being drugged was something I never would have expected in a million years. Not to mention being told blatant lies, and having one of the world`s richest men, who I considered to be a friend, suddenly turn his back on me. Maybe this was out of fear of a confrontation, but probably more was involved, perhaps my Foreign Service background – I had served at the US Embassy in Moscow, and had knowledge of the people Ivanishvili would come to associate with, and the networks of patronage within the political elites of Georgia and Russia.

"Settled in my room in the small apartment building (the "Teachers Home") across the compound in the late hours of September 28, I was startled when Bera called. He told me that Uta had drugged me, as a joke, and that he was sorry - Uta later apologized over the phone to me - and that he, and Ivanishvili`s Assistant Head of Security, would come by shortly to take me to the doctor, who also lived in the compound: a cardiologist named Zviad Matoshvili.

"It was then that I learned from Dr. Matoshvili that I had been given a "twentyfold overdose" of a powerful, prescription-strength laxative (I believe the Ivanishvilis used laxatives as part of their diet/health regime) as a prank, during our "end of summer" celebration, but that Uta and the boys had thought better of it afterward and decided to call the doctor - Matoshvili told me that my condition could have been "very serious" had I not been treated." the letter says.

Bidzina Ivanishvili responded to the letter today saying that it`s evident Patrick Downey is suffering from psychical problems and his letter should not be perceived seriously by journalists.

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MP Tsiklauri interrogated at his place

31.03.14 17:42

The representatives of the prosecutor`s office interrogated opposition MP Nugzar Tsiklauri at his place today. The interrogation lasted three hours, which was followed by a forensic enquiry. The interrogation was attended by the lawyer of the member of the clip 

PM met with Tuvalu delegation

31.03.14 17:39

Diplomatic and consular relations and the prospects of future cooperation in various spheres between Georgia and Tuvalu were discussed at the meeting, which was held by the Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili with the Minister of Environment, Foreign Affairs, Labor, Trade, and Tourism of Tuvalu Taukelina Finikaso. clip 

President`s statement

31.03.14 17:16

President of Georgia has published a statement on the day of the 75th anniversary of the first president of Georgia Zviad Gamsakhurdia and on the anniversary of the clip 

Family of the first president of Georgia call for completing investigation of his death reasons

31.03.14 13:59

The family of Georgia`s first president Zviad Gamsakhurdia plan to send special address to the government of Georgia, the Public Defender and the Chief Prosecutor and demand the completion of the investigation of the death reasons of their father. clip 

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Tuvalu recalls recognition of Georgia`s occupied territories

31.03.14 12:34

The government of Tuvalu has recalled its decisions taken in 2011 about the recognition of independence of Georgia`s two occupied regions - Abkhazia and Tskhinvali. The foreign ministers of Georgia and Tuvalu signed a document of cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia clip 

NGO, Ombudsman to meet Tatukhashvili family

31.03.14 12:21

The Public Defender of Georgia and the representatives of the Georgian Young Lawyers Association NGO will meet the family of Shalva Tatukhashvili regarding the investigation of the death of Shalva. clip 

PM pays tribute to Georgia`s first president

31.03.14 11:21

Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Gharibashvili has paid tribute to the first president of Georgia Zviad Gamsakhurdia on Mtatsminda Pantheon today. Prime Minister laid wreaths on the grave of the late president on his 75th clip 

MP assigns prosecutor`s office to investigate assault on MP

31.03.14 11:15

Prime Minister of Georgia has commented on the fact of the assault on the opposition MP Nugzar Tsiklauri. Irakli Gharibashvili says he learnt about the incident this morning and assigned the prosecutor`s office to investigate the crime in clip 

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