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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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State Minister comments on ex-president`s prosecution

04.08.14 14:28

State Minister of Georgia for European and Euro Atlantic Integration says the prosecution of the former president; Mikheil Saakashvili will in no way affect Georgia`s relations with its partners, because any person is equal before clip 

New Rights calls for presenting strong evidences against Saakashvili

04.08.14 14:11

The New Rights political party leader, Manana Natchkebia approves criminal prosecution of the former president, Mikheil Saakashvili for November 7 demonstration dispersal in 2007, however, says the prosecutor`s office should present very strong clip 

EU concerned by the developments in Nagorno-Karabakh

04.08.14 12:03

The European Union is concerned by the latest armed incidents along the Line of Contact and the Armenian-Azerbaijani state border in recent days. The appropriate statement by the spokesperson of the External Actions Office was published on the EU clip 

Former officials` lawyers appeal court ruling

04.08.14 11:23

The lawyers of the former president of Georgia, Mikheil Saakashvili and several other former officials from his government have appealed the pre-trial detention ruling on the case of November 7 demonstration dispersal. clip 

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Annual ambassadorial opens in Tbilisi

04.08.14 11:00

The annual ambassadorial has started - the representatives of the Georgian diplomatic missions abroad and the Georgian senior officials will assess the past year of the diplomatic work abroad and agree on the plans for the next clip 

Tbilisi mayor to meet citizens every Monday

04.08.14 10:00

The newly elected mayor of Tbilisi, Davit Narmania will meet the citizens every Monday - the decision was taken by the mayor himself under the appeal of the voters. clip 

Suspending free trade agreement by Russia `not a tragedy`:PM

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Georgia`s Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili considers Russia’s plan to suspend free trade agreement with Georgia “not a tragedy” clip 

Russia intends to suspend free trade agreement with Georgia

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