Bidzina Ivanishvili

 Miraculous liberation of Gigi Ugulava

Miraculous liberation of Gigi Ugulava

Why did Tbilisi Prison miss oppositionist?

Georgia 2016: win for Georgian Dream, defeat for lari

Georgia 2016: win for Georgian Dream, defeat for lari

This year in Georgia ends with the win of Georgian Dream in the fight with United National Movement and the biggest devaluation of the national currency, so the country enters 2017 in the not so holiday mood, Georgian experts said in an interview …

Will UNM elect a new chairman?

Will UNM elect a new chairman?

A former ruling and now the main opposition party of Georgia, ‘United National Movement’ (UNM), has accused some of its activists of spreading false information about the leaders of the party. According to the results of the …

Will Georgian President#039s powers be limited?

Will Georgian President's powers be limited?

Georgia's President's Advisor Pikria Chikhradze commented rumors about amendments to the Constitution which will reduce presidential powers. She believes that this issue appeared on the agenda because of differences in …

Results of elections in Georgia: depressing picture and quiet life

Results of elections in Georgia: depressing picture and quiet life

The results of parliamentary elections in Georgia have demonstrated a depressing picture of Georgian political field, head of the Institute of Management Strategy Petre Mamradze said today in an interview with Vestnik Kavkaza, …

Gia Saralidze: Georgia chooses whether Saakashvili returns or not

Gia Saralidze: Georgia chooses whether Saakashvili returns or not

This Saturday's parliamentary elections in Georgia were held under the question of 'if Saakashvili will return', a creative producer and the host of Vesti FM, Gia Saralidze, said in the program 'Formula of …

Josef Tsiskarishvili: The results of elections in Georgia depend on coefficient of their fairness

Josef Tsiskarishvili: "The results of elections in Georgia depend on coefficient of their fairness"

Political scientist on the most likely outcome of today's parliamentary elections

Georgian pre-election thriller

Georgian pre-election thriller

An intrigue of the forthcoming elections is that even if the UNM is not going to win, it will enter the parliament and create a numerous influential faction there.

Saakashvili to return to Georgia to angry  Ivanishvili

Saakashvili to return to Georgia to angry Ivanishvili

Former president of Georgia, now governor of the Odessa region of Ukraine, Mikhail Saakashvili has vowed to return home to angry a billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili. He said this during a meeting with supporters of …

Burchuladze calls Ivanishvili a ‘liar’

Burchuladze calls Ivanishvili a ‘liar’

Paata Burchuladze, an operatic bass who leads a four-party election bloc State for People, has slammed billionaire ex-PM and founder of ruling GDDG party, Bidzina Ivanishvili, as a “liar” and …

Georgia is number one cognac exporter in Russia

Georgia is number one cognac exporter in Russia

Georgian products pressed France and took 48.1 percent of the imported cognac market

 Ivanishvili donates Pirosmani painting to museum

Ivanishvili donates Pirosmani painting to museum

Georgia’s former Prime Minister, multi-billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili has purchased a rare painting by Georgian artist Niko Pirosmani for 629,000 GBP and is donating it to a Georgian National Museum venue …

Rustavi 2 TV Shareholders Lose Appeal in Ownership Dispute

Rustavi 2 TV Shareholders Lose Appeal in Ownership Dispute

Tbilisi Court of Appeals upheld on June 10th the ruling of lower court in favor of Kibar Khalvashi, who seeks reclaiming shares in the Rustavi 2 TV, which he owned about a decade ago, Civil.ge reports. Natalia Nazgaidze, who chaired the …

Ex-Georgian PM Buys Pirosmani Painting, Donates To Museum

Ex-Georgian PM Buys Pirosmani Painting, Donates To Museum

Bidzina Ivanishvili, the billionaire former prime minister of Georgia, purchased “Arsenal Hill at Night,” a rare painting by Georgian artist Niko Pirosmani, at the Christie’s auction house in …

EU accuses Georgia of #039democratic deficit#039

EU accuses Georgia of 'democratic deficit'

The European Parliament will continue to examine the issue of liberalizing the visa regime with Georgia this year in October, MEP Jacek Saryusz-Wolski said after a meeting with President Giorgi …

 Ivanishvili urges to be patient in process of improving relations with Russia

Ivanishvili urges to be patient in process of improving relations with Russia

Former Prime Minister of Georgia Bidzina Ivanishvili believes that Tbilisi needs time and patience in the process of improving relations with Russia. According to him, Georgia's desire to become the EU and NATO …

Ivanishvili spoke about Georgia#039s future

Ivanishvili spoke about Georgia's future

Former Prime Minister of Georgia, businessman Bidzina Ivanishvili stated that the country's authorities are doing everything possible to normalize relations with Russia.  "The pro-Western course does not …

Paata Burchuladze enters political scene

Paata Burchuladze enters political scene

According to opinion polls, his party ‘State for the People’ can lay claim to first place in the parliamentary elections

Tamaz Mechiauri left Georgian Dream

Tamaz Mechiauri left Georgian Dream

Tamaz Mechiauri, outspoken member of the Georgian Dream, prominent for his anti-NATO statements, left the ruling party, yet retains a post of the chair of parliament’s finance and budget committee until next elections in …

 Giorgi Kvirikashvili elected as Georgian Dream chairman

Giorgi Kvirikashvili elected as Georgian Dream chairman

Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili has been elected the new chairman of the Georgian Dream party during the 4th party congress. "Giorgi Kvirikashvili has been unanimously elected the chairman of the …

Alasania: Controlled chaos engulfed Georgian Dream

Alasania: Controlled chaos engulfed "Georgian Dream"

There is a chaos in "Georgian Dream" ruling coalition, which, nevertheless, satisfies ex-Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili, the former Defense Minister, the leader of "Free Democrats" party Irakli …

Will Saakashvili return to Georgia?

Will Saakashvili return to Georgia?

The ex-president of Georgia and the current governor of the Odessa region, Mikheil Saakashvili, is confident that his team from the United National Movement party will win the parliamentary elections this fall, after which he intends to return to his homeland. "There are two [political] forces: one is related to Bidzina Ivanishvili, the second is related to me, there is no one else at this stage. Everything else is just an imitation," Saakashvili told Rustavi-2 TV channel. According to the ex-president, he intends to return to his homeland after the elections, but he is not going to abandon his mission in Ukraine. "There is no choice between Georgia and Ukraine, the only choice we have is a united bright future," Saakashvili said.

Ivanishvili is ready to give projects of tourism sector to other investors

Ivanishvili is ready to give projects of tourism sector to other investors

Bidzina Ivanishvili does not have business interest or any goal to get benefit from these projects in Georgia, Irakli Karseladze, chairman of Supervisory Board of Co-Investment Fund has declared at the briefing held on …

We will launch protests against Ivanishvili’s informal governance, Irakli Alasania says

We will launch protests against Ivanishvili’s informal governance, Irakli Alasania says

We will start a struggle against Bidzina Ivanishvili’s informal governance with street demonstrations, - Free Democrats leader Irakli Alasania said when commenting on the so-called cable case, …

UNM demands report on the situation around Botanical Garden

UNM demands report on the situation around Botanical Garden

The "United National Movement" party demands the Minister of Environment and Natural Resources of Georgia Gigla Agulashvili to answer parliament's questions related to the sale of the territory adjacent to the …

Defense Minister of Georgia denies Bidzina Ivanishvili’s involvement in arms trafficking

Defense Minister of Georgia denies Bidzina Ivanishvili’s involvement in arms trafficking

According to Georgian Defense Minister Tina Khidasheli, statements that the founder of the ruling coalition Georgian Dream, billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili, is involved in …

Georgian press review (March 25-31)

Georgian press review (March 25-31)

What format did the Republican Party choose to participate in the parliamentary elections, and whether Bidzina Ivanishvili and Irakli Garibashvili can return to politics

Georgian press review (March 18-24)

Georgian press review (March 18-24)

The personal videos scandal, forthcoming parliamentary elections, electoral reform, bread prices, the terrorist attacks in Brussels

Bidzina Ivanishvili accuses Swiss bank of money laundering

Bidzina Ivanishvili accuses Swiss bank of money laundering

Georgian billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili has accused Credit Suisse of money laundering, as the result of which the former prime minister lost more than $100 million. It is known that Ivanishvili's lawyers have filed a complaint to …

Georgian media review for March 4-10

Georgian media review for March 4-10

The threat of a split the Georgian Dream, the decision of the European Commission on visa liberalization, the hypothetical possibility of a meeting of the heads of the Russian Federation and Georgia