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Billionaire Philanthropist Heads Victorious Georgian Opposition

Posted October 2nd, 2012 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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Georgian opposition leader Bidzina Ivanishvili is known in the former Soviet republic as a once-poor, now-billionaire philanthropist who backed President Mikheil Saakashvili before his crackdown on public dissent and the 2008 territory war with Russia. Ivanishvili, who leads the opposition Georgian Dream coalition, is now poised to become prime minister, a position that will gain […]

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Georgian Billionaire Sues Government, Launches Opposition Movement

Posted December 12th, 2011 at 8:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Georgian billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili is suing the government in Tbilisi for revoking his citizenship after authorities learned in October that he also was a French national. A court in Tbilisi held a hearing Monday in Ivanishvili’s case, but his lawyers said their motion — asking the court to replace the presiding judge — has been […]

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