Georgia’s billionaire Premier Bidzina Ivanishvili named a 31-year-old minister as his chosen successor, reinforcing opposition claims that the tycoon would continue running the Black Sea nation from behind the scenes.
One hundred days before the start of the most expensive Winter Olympics, President Vladimir Putin’s $48 billion vision of a newly empowered Russia rests in the hands and shovels of laborers working around the clock.
Georgia’s billionaire prime minister, Bidzina Ivanishvili, wrapped up a clean sweep of the Black Sea nation’s top jobs as his candidate won an election to replace outgoing President Mikheil Saakashvili.
Georgians go to the polls to elect a new president today, with the candidate backed by their billionaire prime minister set to bring the curtain down on an era that pivoted the country toward the U.S. and Europe.
Georgia regained access to Russian markets for its fruit, vegetable and nut exports, seven years after its northern neighbor banned the produce, according to the Black Sea country’s National Food Agency in Tbilisi.