Bidzina Ivanishvili

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    All the therapists would tell me was that I was the only healthy person they knew.
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    America has chosen Georgia as a junior partner. The United States believes that Saakashvili is creating a democratic Georgia, but these are merely facades.
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    Any private security is a joke in a country where you're up against your own government.
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    I've never been an oligarch. The definition of an oligarch is someone who has co-operated with the government, and I never did.
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    If you come to Georgia, you can open up a company in a day. You yourself can come tomorrow and establish a company in a day, and you're not halted by paperwork.
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    In Georgia, people had already understood that communism couldn't survive, and I came to the institute in Moscow, and people still believed in it. They were completely different people, and I found it very difficult psychologically.
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    It was not my wish to come into politics. I was not a public person; I preferred to spend my birthdays with family and friends. But the 2008 elections were fraudulent, so I decided to finance the opposition to make them stronger.
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    My main capital isn't the money. I respect myself; I respect my country.
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    Our policy is European and Euro-Atlantic integration. There is no substitute for NATO.
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    Restoration of friendship with Russia, our biggest neighbor, is necessary for our peace and economy.
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    Since the whole village was poor, we didn't realize our own poverty. I was happy.
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    The economy is governed through cartel agreements and monopoly. The attorney general is the one who's controlling funds. There is no free business in Georgia.
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    There is a real and evident problem of democracy in Georgia, and this was the core reason of my entrance into politics. We have no rule of law. It's absolutely absent.
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    With respect to Euro-Atlantic integration, we have to realize that we need to normalize the relationships with our neighbors, and especially with Russia.
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