Thanks to Bidzina Ivanisvhili

Facebook fan page "We say thank you to Bidzina Ivanishvili” has gathered more than 20 000 likes in a week., Nov 24, 2013, Tbilisi, Georgia

As the Finance Minister, Nodar Khaduri said, two years long work of Bidzina Ivanishvili was rated with one simple and beautiful word "Thank you.|/

Facebook fan page named "We say thank you to Bidzina Ivanishvili has already gathered more than 20 thousand likes since 19th of November when it was created. Maybe those thousands have not attended todays congress meeting of Georgian Dream party in the exhibition hall Expo Georgia, but some of them were present, they just wanted to say thank you.

Svetlana Maisuradze, a woman staying in the crowd and waiting for Ivanishvili to reach him somehow, told us that the main thing she values in the outgoing politician is that he took care of the prisoners problems.

"Let the St. George save Mr. Bidzina Ivanishvili and his team as they came and saved 70 percent of prisoners. I was working for the Penitentiary Department but first they fired me illegally during Bachana Akhalaias Ministry and then, when I started to fight for my rights, they tried to stop me through imprisoning me for 26 years. Since Bidizina Ivanishvili with his team came to the power, they started to investigate cases and communicate with prisoners and my innocence has been shown so in the future, Mrs. Maisuradze said.

People waiting for Ivanishvili or the Government members around the exhibition hall were quite diverse. Surprisingly, we have also noticed a group of teenagers. Why here on Sunday, when they should have a rest from the school lessons? Nana Garsevanishvili, student of 11th Grade at public school was the only ones in the group who agreed to explain the reasons for their presence there.

"We came to say good bye to Bidazina Ivanshvili and express our respect towards him. Why? It could happen even only because he defeated the government which had to be defeated, she said.

Mr. Nodar Jojua, staying alone and observing the situation around him a little bit hesitated when we asked to explain the reasons of his presence there but then agreed.

"I came to say thank you to Bidzina Ivanishvili if I will have a possibility. I want to do so since he made this country calm and organized. This is everything for me. This is a personal benefit to me. It is not necessary to get a personal benefit, is it? I am not oriented on personal benefits. I can see clearly he will bring only good things to my country, he said.

However, people were waiting for Bidzina Ivanishvili not only to say thank you, some of them were in trouble and they wanted to deliver their voice to the Government.

A man outside the building aggressively demanded to be let in to meet the President Margvelashvili and Bidzina Ivanishvili. He wanted to speak with them about his problem, not with the journalists trying to find out his point. Finally, his patience run out and he told journalists in tears that he was damaged when some 25 policemen checked him and his wife. He claimed his wife was pregnant and lost the child due to the stress. As it finally turned out, Giorgi Changoshvili was demanding to fire the Lagodekhi district police department head, Giorgi Klimiashvili who, according to Changoshvili, was guilty for what happened. He did not have a possibility to speak about this with the president and Ex-Premiere.

Group of people called "Otstupnikebi (people who did not legally register their property during the Soviet times and nowadays are in danger of losing them since it is not known whether they have acquired it legally or not) were also present. They do not miss any large scale event and try to use it to deliver their massages to the government. This happened today also.

"We want to remind those people elected by us who included our problem in their election program that 40 thousand people demand to revise the law and change it. If they are not going to give us something then let us leave this country, one of the 'Otstupniks Nata Burduli told journalists.

Near to the entrance of the building where the congress was ongoing, Nikusha Shengelaia, a famous Georgian actor and member of the famous family of artists, was smoking.

"I was invited as a guest and thats why I came out on the sun, he said jokingly and taking a serious face in a minute continued that the new government did 70 percent of what was possible to do.

Nikusha Shengelaia comments on

"Most importantly, they have greed space: people do not fear any more, they do not feel themselves as servants. However, the situation in terms of foreign affairs, conflicts and occupied territories remains difficult but I think this everything will be solved within two years. We should pragmatically see who we are and what way we should in order to improve situation. Anyway, I live with hope, Shengelaia said.

In the meantime, congress came to the end and people started to come out of the building. PM Garibashvili and Bidzina Ivanishvili were approached by some twenty journalists and camera men so that there was no way anyone to approach them. As soon as they made comments for the press, they left through the security corridor created by the guards.

Lately, I have noticed one of my respondents reached the Speaker of the Parliament David Usupashvili and talked about her problem. Other people who expressed their gratitude towards Bidzina Ivanishvili were moving to leave the area.