Shevardnadze Eduard Amvrosiyevich

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.