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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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President met EU-Georgia Parliamentary Cooperation Committee members

27.03.14 12:38

President of Georgia held meeting with the EU-Georgia Parliamentary Cooperation Committee today. The parties discussed the acceleration of the date of signing EU Association Agreement with Georgia and other regional clip 

Saakashvili summoned to prosecutor`s office today

27.03.14 10:55

Former president of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili is to appear to the prosecutor`s office of Georgia for interrogation at 13:00 today, however, the former president has already announced in his recent interviews that he is not going to arrive in Georgia. Saakashvili is in Kiev clip 

EU supports accelaration of Georgia`s and Moldova`s integration

27.03.14 10:17

The European Union supports acceleration of signing Association agreement with Georgia and Moldova - the president of the Council of Europe - Herman Van Rompuy published a corresponding statement following the EU-U.S. clip 

Tbilisi hosts international conference

27.03.14 10:00

`Economic Integration with EU - Prospects and Opportunities` - a conference with this title is held at the Expo Georgia Exhibition Center today. The conference has been opened by the Prime Minister of Georgia. clip 

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Late PM`s family briefs in response to statements by Saakashvili

26.03.14 15:08

The family of the late prime minister Zurab Zhvania held a special press conference today to make definitions about the process of investigation, the new evidences obtained by the clip 

Defence Minister visits Spain

26.03.14 12:33

Delegation of the Defence Ministry of Georgia visited the Armor Tank Brigade and Air Base of the Spanish Armed Forces. Brigadier Generals José Conde de Arjona and Orlando Fernandez Jimenez hosted the members of the Georgian Delegation at the military bases. clip 

Municipal officials interrogated by IS

26.03.14 12:16

The interrogation of the Tbilisi municipal officials lasted nine hours on Tuesday. The representatives of the transport and several other municipal services were questioned about the details of the contract signed with the City -Part Company, which is responsible for controlling and arranging parking procedures in the clip 

Next round of international talks on Georgia-Russia starts in Geneva

26.03.14 12:06

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