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Shev·ard·na·dze

 (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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Shevardnadze

(ˌʃɛvədˈnɑːdzə)
n
(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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Shev•ard•na•dze

(ˌʃɛv ərdˈnɑd zə)

n.
Eduard A., born 1928, Soviet foreign minister 1985–91; chairman of State Council of his native Georgian Republic since 1992.
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