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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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Family, police searching for a missing teenager

11.07.14 13:43

Family and the police of 14 year-old Mariam Geguchadze have been searching for the girl almost for two weeks - the girl was having her holidays at Ureki resort and on June 30th she went to Batumi to visit her relatives. clip 

EPP worried about the oppression of opposition in Georgia

11.07.14 13:17

Elmar Brok, Foreign Affairs Coordinator of the European People`s Party and Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the European Parliament, and Cristian Preda, EPP Group Coordinator on Foreign Affairs, express their strong concern over ongoing intimidation of the democratic opposition in Georgia.More...

CEC starts delivery of ballots to polling stations

11.07.14 11:16

The ballots for the runoff elections of local governments in Georgia will be delivered to the district election commissions and the polling stations by the end of the day. The runoff will be held tomorrow at 28 election district. clip 

Abashidze returns from Prague after meeting Karasin

11.07.14 11:01

The special representative of the Prime Minister of Georgia in negotiations with Russia, Zurab Abashidze returned from Prague after concluding yet another round of meeting with the Russian deputy minister of foreign affairs, Gregory Karasin. clip 

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Russia denies reports on violating Georgian air space

11.07.14 10:44

Russian news agency RIA Novosty has quoted an official from the Foreign Ministry of Russia, who denies the reports on violating Georgian airspace by Russian helicopters. The news agency held the identity of the official clip 

Batumi hosts international conference

11.07.14 10:34

The seaside city of Georgia is hosting an international conference - the conference Georgia`s European Way opens in Batumi today. clip 

Prime Minister hosts senior Polish lawmaker

10.07.14 12:29

Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili has met with the Marshal of the Polish Senate Bogdan Borusewicz. The Polish guest announced at the meeting that the ratification of the Georgia-EU Association Agreement by the Polish parliament would take place in September, after the parliament of the country assembles clip 

Economic Council met with Prime Minister

10.07.14 12:17

The construction of "Nenskra" hydro-electric power plant will begin in Georgia from spring 2015 - the decision was made by the economic council with the prime minister`s guidance at the meeting clip 

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