Book about Bidzina Ivanishvili presented by author
`The Truth, which Georgian People Should Know` - this is how political expert Giga Liparteliani entitled his book, which is dedicated to the life and activities of Georgian billionaire and politician Bidzina Ivanishvili. The author of the book presented his book at the Prime Time Press Club today; he said in it he tells about the ties of Bidzina Ivanishvili with criminal bosses in Russia; he also asserts that Bidzina was involved in the murder of the crime boss Otar Kvantrishvili in 1994. Giga Liparteliani, who lived and worked in Russia for many years, says the flow of Russian money to Georgian politics should be stopped. He addressed the president and the parliament to adopt a special law, which would control this process. `The book is based on real facts about the ties of Bidzina Ivanishvili with criminal bosses and about his connection with the assassination of well-known crime boss and bandit Kvantrishvili in 1994,` Liparteliani told reporters today.
Russian helicopters have violated Georgian airspace - several helicopters flew over the Georgian controlled territory from the occupied Tskhinvali Region yesterday and from the occupied Abkhazia today.
President of Georgia paid tribute to the memory of Georgian national hero, Zhiuli Shartava on his 70th anniversary. Giorgi Margvelashvili announced at the memorial today that by commemorating Zhiuli Shartava, he was also paying tribute to all, who fell in the tragedy of Abkhazia.
Today the first National Hero of independent Georgia – Zhiuli Shartava would become 70 years old. Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili together with Defence Minister Irakli Alasania, other members of Georgian Government and MPs paid a tribute to the memory of Zhiuli Shartava at Saburtalo Pantheon.
Two tourists were killed, two others are missing and only one of the crew survived in an avalanche in Ushguli. The survived tourist contacted the rescue service for help in Ushguli. Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia has already confirmed the report about the death of tourists.
Interpol is considering the request of the Ukraine`s government to issue an arrest warrant for ousted president Viktor Yanukovych. The international organization has received an official letter from the Ukraine`s government and will publish the order warrant on its website soon.