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Eduard Shevardnadze
  • Name: Eduard Shevardnadze
  • Born: 01/25/1928
  • Died: 07/07/2014 (86 years old)

Eduard Ambrosiyevich Shevardnadze (Georgian: ედუარდ ამბროსის ძე შევარდნაძე, Eduard Ambrosis dze Ševardnadze; 25 January 1928 – 7 July 2014) was a Georgian politician and diplomat. He served as First Secretary of the Georgian Communist Party (GPC), the de facto leader of Soviet Georgia from 1972 to 1985 and as Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Soviet Union from 1985 to 1991. Shevardnadze was responsible for many key decisions in Soviet foreign policy during the Gorbachev Era including reunification of Germany. Following the dissolution of the Soviet Union, he was President of Georgia (or in equivalent posts) from 1992 to 2003. He was forced to retire in 2003 as a consequence of the bloodless Rose Revolution.

Awards: Hero of Socialist Labour

Alias: ედუარდ ამბროსის ძე შევარდნაძე

Party: Communist Party of Georgia (Soviet Union) (1948–1991), Independent (1991–1995), Union of Citizens of Georgia (1995–2003)

Birth Place: Mamati, Guria, Georgian SSR, Transcaucasian SFSR, Soviet Union

Death Place: Tbilisi, Georgia

Source: Wikipedia

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