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Eduard Shevardnadze

Eduard Shevardnadze is a former Soviet, and later, Georgian statesman from the height to the end of the Cold War. He served as President of Georgia from 1995 to 2003, and as First Secretary of the Georgian Communist Party (GPC, the de facto leader of Soviet Georgia), from 1972 to 1985. Shevardnadze was responsible for many top decisions on Soviet foreign policy in the Gorbachev Era. He was forced to retire in 2003 as a consequence of the bloodless Rose Revolution.
Shevardnadze's political career started in the late 1940s as a leading member of his local Komsomol organisation. He was later appointed its Second Secretary, and even First Secretary. His rise up the Georgian Soviet hierarchy continued until 1961 when he was demoted after he insulted a senior official. After spending two years in obscurity, Shevardnadze's returned as a First Secretary of a Tbilisi city district, and was able to charge the Tbilisi First Secretary at the time for corruption. His anti-corruption work quickly garnered the interest of the ... » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Postscript: Eduard Shevardnadze, 1928-2014
2014-07-08
Eduard Shevardnadze, the man who helped to end the Cold War and who died this weekend, at the age of eighty-six, entered my consciousness on a cold winter evening in 1992, the year that Georgia, where I was born, fell apart. Separatists were at war in ...
(New Yorker (blog))
  1. Ex-President Of Georgia Eduard Shevardnadze Dies At 86
  2. Former Georgia President Eduard Shevardnadze dies
  3. Ex-Georgia president Eduard Shevardnadze dies at age 86

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Eduard Shevardnadze, ex-Georgian president, dies at 86
2014-07-07
FILE - In this Monday, July 14, 1986 file photo, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher welcomes Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze on his arrival for talks at her 10 Downing Street residence in London. Eduard Shevardnadze, a groundbreaking ...
(Los Angeles Daily News)
  1. Georgia – Death of former President Eduard Shevardnadze (July 8, 2014)
  2. My friend, Eduard Shevardnadze
  3. Tributes from friends and foes for last Soviet foreign minister Eduard ...

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Georgia ex-president Eduard Shevardnadze dies
2014-07-07
Tbilisi: Eduard Shevardnadze, ex-president of Georgia and former Soviet foreign minister, has died, his personal assistant said on Monday. Marina Davitashvili said Shevardnadze had died after a long illness. She did not give any further details. Print ...
(gulfnews.com)
  1. Spokeswoman: Eduard Shevardnadze, first president of Georgia, dies at 86
  2. Former Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze dies, aged 86

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Both sides now
2014-03-26
... question for countries like Poland, Hungary and Czechoslovakia.” In a telephone conversation with the Soviet foreign minister, Eduard Shevardnadze, on February 10, 1990, Genscher assured the latter: “one thing is certain; Nato will not expand to ...
(Indian Express)

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    Editorial | Tufts should make statement regarding Saakashvili
    2014-03-26
    Failed in every sense of the word -- absolutely no money in the budget (the previous government cronies under Eduard Shevardnadze had siphoned hundreds of millions of dollars from the budget and into their own pockets), no services were being delivered ...
    (Tufts Daily)

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      Russia Raises Flags Over Ukraine Naval HQ In Crimea
      2014-03-19
      In expanding NATO, the United States has been guilty of betraying a guarantee that Secretary of State James Baker gave to Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze in 1990, when the United States stated that it would not “leapfrog” over East Germany ...
      (CounterCurrents.org)
      1. US has treated Russia as if it lost the Cold War. It didn't.

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      Crimea: Obama better be careful about giving 'wrong impression' to Yatsenyuk ...
      2014-03-12
      And it is important to remember that in 1990 when Germany was moving toward the unification, Secretary of State James Baker promised the Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze that the US would leapfrog over Germany and enter Eastern Europe.
      (The Voice of Russia)
      1. NATO may accept Georgia as member if Russia annexes Crimea

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      This day in history
      2014-01-04
      Georgians overwhelmingly elected Mikhail Saakashvili president, two months after he'd led protests that forced Eduard Shevardnadze to step down. Louisiana State University won college football's Sugar Bowl, defeating Oklahoma 21-14. ▫Five years ago: ...
      (Worcester Telegram)
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      With More than 100 Lawyers Jailed, the Republic of Georgia Bar Horrified at ...
      2013-12-09
      Zaza Khatiashvili, the Georgian bar association president, told Human Rights House last year, that since Eduard Shevardnadze had been removed from office by the 'Rose Revolution,' at least 140 lawyers, including 18 women have been sent to prison.
      (JDJournal.com)
      1. Georgia bar calls for help for over 100 jailed lawyers

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