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Temuri Alasania’s dirty plans

2012-01-16 15:45

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Temuri Alasania, Mikheil Saakashvili's uncle, is coming back home in a difficult period for the president. The Georgian leader, as it seems, is fully absorbed in a struggle with Bidzina Ivanishvili, a billionaire. And this confrontation, as the president realizes, might end in a failure for him. This is when the president needs his uncle's connections with Russian authorities from KGB times. Temuri Alasania is connected with Sergey Generalov, an ex Russian minister, through Madneuli mining company. This circumstance might help Saakashvili who keeps losing ground.

As a former officer of special services, Temuri Alasania is surrounded by rumors and guesses. Naturally, any public move of the president's relative is connected with special circumstances. Alasania was sent to work as a UN envoy after he dared to make statements on behalf of the president confessing thus that he is the closest advisor to ahis high-ranking nephew. It was decided to send him away from the country for such closeness between the ex Soviet KGB officer and the Georgian president caused too many awkward questions. Besides, the status of an UN envoy, like in Soviet times, was a convenient way to cover all kinds of piquant affairs.

It became clear that the ex officer of the USSR KGB First Main Directorate did not lose his professional instincts and connections after rather precarious privatization of Madneuli ore mining company and its subsidiary - Kvartsiti specializing on copper and gold. In 2005 97,25% of the company's shares were sold to Stanton Equity and Invest Group registered in the British Isles in violation of common procedures. The final beneficiary is Sergey Generalov, head of Industrial Investors holding with Temuri Alasania acting as an informal intermediary between the businessman and the Georgian government. Once close ties between Alasania-Saakashvili and Sergey Generalov forced the latter to publicly deny his unwelcome acquaintances. This fact, however, did not keep him from using Madneuli's gold as guarantee for a 140-mln loan from the Deutsche Bank.

Privatization of the gold mining company was not the first affaire of this kind in the life of Temuri Alasania, an ex security officer.

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