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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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Commemoration of the Shindisi Battle Heroes

11.08.14 12:19

Politicians, MPs and the Georgian soldiers have paid homage to the seventeen Georgian soldiers, who died in the Shindisi Village in the struggle against the Russian army in clip 

People stands in queue waiting for meeting with Tbilisi mayor

11.08.14 11:51

People have formed a queue outside the office of the Tbilisi mayor - Davit Narmania is already in office and will start receiving the residents of the capital to learn about their concrete problems. The line of people waiting for their turn is very clip 

Ninigori village has no drinking water for 20 years

11.08.14 11:10

There is a village in the Lagodekhi municipality of the Kakheti Region, which has not had drinking water for past twenty years. The residents of the village rallied today calling upon the municipal government to solve this problem along with the deficit in power and gas supply. clip 

Mayor`s assistant`s driver beaten up

11.08.14 10:55

The driver of Tbilisi mayor`s assistant has been beaten up, reportedly, by his colleagues. Zaza Gogoladze was hospitalized after the incident that occurred outside his place in the Varketili district last clip 

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Group of extorters arrested

11.08.14 10:00

Police have arrested a group of extorters. Two of the four detainees are women. According to the investigation, the suspects used to obtain the material describing private life details of the citizens clip 

Bildt responds to Georgian officials

08.08.14 17:27

Swedish Prime Minister has responded to the statements made by Georgian politicians on filing charges against former president Mikheil Saakashvili for the third time. clip 

Two Georgian soldies presented with apartments

08.08.14 17:17

Two military servicemen who participated in the Russia-Georgia War in 2008 received apartments today. Chairman of the Adjara Autonomous Republic Government Archil Khabadze and Deputy Defence Minister Vako Avaliani transferred the keys of new apartments to Corporals clip 

Landslide blocks up traffic on Rikoti Pass

08.08.14 15:27

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