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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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Carl Bilt writes about international concerns on Georgia`s policy

07.08.14 14:33

Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt has posted on twitter in response to the statements of Georgian authorities regarding the filing a charge against Georgia`s former president Saakashvili and several other officials of his government. clip 

U.S. Senators send a letter to Georgian Prime Minister

07.08.14 14:12

American Senators have sent a letter to the Prime Minister of Georgia. The letter sent by James Risch, Marco Rubio, Jeanne Shaheen and John McCain is dated with August 1st, but it has not been published by the government on its website so far. The letter was published by the newspaper Tabula today. clip 

David Cameron`s letter to NATO leaders

07.08.14 12:03

British Prime Minister calls for allies to provide more support to non-NATO member states. David Cameron has published an open letter to the NATO leaders, in which he recommends to agree on new defence capacity building missions for other countries, including clip 

A Georgian man injured in a car accident in Turkey

07.08.14 11:50

A 28 year-old Georgian national was seriously injured in a road accident in Turkey`s city of Samsun yesterday - Turkish media has reported the details of the car crash. Reports say the man was driving from Italy through Turkey to Georgia; clip 

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Shikhiashvili may be appointed Kvemo Kartli governor

07.08.14 11:25

Former chairperson of the Tbilisi city assembly [Sakrebulo] may soon be appointed the governor of the Kvemo Kartli Region - The Chronicle Plus newspaper has reported. clip 

Six years since the beginning of August War

07.08.14 11:07

Six years have passed since the beginning of the Georgia-Russia war. The politicians have been paying tribute to the heroes, who were killed in action during the five-day war. clip 

Ten Georgian nationals injured in road accident in Turkey

07.08.14 10:16

Ten Georgian nationals have been injured in a road accident that occurred in the town of Rize, Turkey last night. Reportedly, the have serious injuries, but their health state is stable after treatment. An 11 month-old child was transferred to the clip 

Occupants block up movement to Akhalgori

07.08.14 10:00

Georgian authorities say they have already started consultations with the occupant regime of the Tskhinvali Region regarding the opening of movement towards Akhalgori. The Russian occupants blocked up the check point at the entrance of clip 

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