Thoughtful Reflections
28 February, 2013
Thoughtful Reflections
A new book is out – an attractive compilation of sober and quiet reflections of compatriots on his life and character, written in a modest word with love and compassion. Bidzina Ivanishvili, the prime minister of Georgia is in no need of fulsome laudations – compliments are not his actual cup of tea. And still, people who know him well enough to say a couple of nice and truthful words about him turned out to be openly prepared to express
very frankly whatever they thought about the current leader of the country.
Journalist Eteri Jishkariani is the author of the idea and the head of the editorial group, who had once before authored the publication of the same character about him. Among the authors of the articles in the dedicated book are outstanding figures of the country like opera singer Paata Burchuladze, professor Innes Merabishvili, theatrical director Ketty Dolidze, movie director Rezo Esadze, actor Kakhi Kavsadze, writer Tamaz Chiladze, linguist Tamaz Gamkrelidze, sculptor Merab Berdzenishvili, diplomat Lasha Zhvania, chess champion Nona Gaprindashvili, architect Giorgi Batiashvili, scientist Temur Japaridze, movie director Merab Kokochashvili, actress Leila Abashidze, dancer Omar Mkheidze, journalist Giorgi Laliashvili, political analyst Soso Tsiskarishvili, architect Giga Batiashvili, artist Nikusha Shengelia, painter Leona Nakashidze, composer Marika Kvaliashvili, conductor Gogi Chichinadze, poet Erekle Sagliani, actress Nanuli Sarajishvili, philologist Amiran Arabuli, poet Givi Shakhnazari, composer Zurab Mzhavia, literary critic Tamaz Tkemaladze and journalist Nugzar Ruhadze. All these authors, just all of them have managed to sound informal and have put their hearts and minds very sincerely and honestly into their letters addressed to Bidzina Ivanishvili. The format of the book is appealing and very pleasuarable to handle, with the addressee’s portrait on the cover, and it is not meant for commercial use. This is just part of history. Some day it might be used by someone for making better judgments about the leader who has already influenced very seriously life of his fellow country men and women, and there is every sign today that the effect of his activity in the political arena of Georgia will be remarkable. Good luck to him to the benefit of his beloved Georgia!
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