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 (shĕ′vərd-näd′zə), Eduard Amvrosiyevich 1928-2014.
Georgian political leader who became head of state in 1992 and served as president (1995-2003). Formerly a Soviet politician and diplomat, he served as foreign minister (1985-1990) under Mikhail Gorbachev, in which role he normalized the Soviet Union's relations with the West after the Cold War.


(Biography) Eduard (Amvrosiyevich). 1928–2014, Georgian statesman; president of Georgia (1992–2003); Soviet minister of foreign affairs (1985–91), who played an important part in arms negotiations with the US


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Eduard A., born 1928, Soviet foreign minister 1985–91; chairman of State Council of his native Georgian Republic since 1992.
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The British were forced to defend the paramilitary prison regime after Moscow's Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze handed over a list of cases.
1991 - Former Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze renounces his membership in the Communist Party.
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President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has sent a telegram of condolences to the family of former President of Georgia Eduard Shevardnadze in connection to his death.
TBILISI: Eduard Shevardnadze, an ex-president of Georgia and former Soviet foreign minister, died on Monday after a long struggle with illness, his personal assistant said.
EDUARD Shevardnadze, who died on Monday after a long illness, helped remake the world as the last foreign minister of the Soviet Union, only to be bundled from power, pale and confused, by the democratic forces his work had unleashed.
The former president of Georgia, Eduard Shevardnadze, is 86.
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Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Ambassador to Tbilisi Majid Saber and Georgia's former President Eduard Shevardnadze in a meeting on Saturday underlined enhancement of bilateral ties and cooperation between the two countries.
He presented some of his candidates last Monday of whom most served under President Eduard Shevardnadze (1993-2003).
Durante el mandato del segundo presidente Eduard Shevardnadze hubo varios motines politicos y conflictos belicos con los paises vecinos.
For our story, however, the big event was the "Rose Revolution" of 2003, which deposed President Eduard Shevardnadze after parliamentary elections that independent observers found riddled with fraud.