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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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G8 summit in Sochi cancelled, as G7 leaders plan to meet in Brussels

25.03.14 11:51

The meeting of the seven member states of the G7 will assemble in Brussels this summer instead of Sochi, as all seven leaders agreed at the meeting held in Hague within the Nuclear Security Summit, that the G8 Summit in Sochi would be cancelled. Instead, the leaders will assemble in clip 

Georgian PM participates in Nuclear Security Summit in Hague

25.03.14 11:37

Prime Minister of Georgia is participating in the Nuclear Security Summit in Hague. On the second day of the international conference, Irakli Gharibashvili will deliver a speech and focus on the nuclear security issues, threats of nuclear terrorism and the situation in Georgia`s occupied clip 

Internetional talks to be held in Geneva

25.03.14 11:30

Internationally mediated peace talks on Georgia-Russia conflict begins in Geneva today. Georgian delegation will express its protest about the security and human rights problems in the occupied regions of Abkhazia and Tskhinvali, also about the construction of clip 

Young man stabbed to death

25.03.14 10:00

A 21 year-old man was killed in Tbilisi last night. Reportedly, the murder occurred on Tsereteli Avenue and the man was inflicted injuries with a cold steel. The injured took a taxi to get to the hospital, but he died in a few clip 

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Nuclear Security Summit opens in Hague

24.03.14 18:00

Nuclear Security Summit opens in Hague - about five thousand representatives from 60 states will participate in the international conference. clip 

President disapproves new rule of granting citizenship

24.03.14 17:55

President of Georgia disapproves the draft bill initiated at the parliament for consideration, according to which the president`s decree is not a sufficient procedure of granting Georgian citizenship to a person, unless the document is confirmed by Prime Minister. clip 

Foreign Minister comments on statement by the U.S. State Department

24.03.14 15:55

`We should take this as an advice from a friend state`- Georgian Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze has said while commenting on the statement of the U.S. Department of State regarding the summoning of former president Saakashvili to prosecutor`s office for interrogation. clip 

President`s meeting with NATO PA delegation

24.03.14 14:16

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