Eduard Shevardnadze, Soviet foreign minister, president of Georgia, dies at age 86

  • by: MISHA DZHINDZHIKHASHVILI , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 7, 2014 - 12:50 PM

TBILISI, Georgia — Eduard Shevardnadze was a key figure in revolutions abroad and the victim of one at home. As the Soviet Union's foreign minister, he helped topple the Berlin Wall and end the Cold War, but as the leader of post-Soviet Georgia his career in the public eye ended in humiliation when he was chased out of his parliament and forced into retirement.

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