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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.
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(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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(ˌʃɛv ərdˈnɑd zə)

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 White House in 1999 had to publicly rebuke the brothers for a business venture in which they planned to export hazelnuts from the former Soviet Republic of Georgia with the help of Aslan Abashidze, the leading political rival of then Georgian President and Clinton ally Eduard Shevardnadze.
1988 - Soviet Union signed accords under which it would begin withdrawing its 115,000 troops from Afghanistan in a month's time, but Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze (above right) said his country felt no sense of defeat.
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President Nazarbayev noted the memory of Eduard Shevardnadze will remain in hearts, the press service of the President publishes telegram.
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.
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.
The former president of Georgia, Eduard Shevardnadze, is 86.
Due to the health condition, Eduard Shevardnadze, ex- President of Georgia, decided not to attend the inaugural
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).