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Eduard Shevardnadze

Georgian politician and diplomat

Eduard Shevardnadze (Georgian: ედუარდ შევარდნაძე; Russian: Эдуа́рд Амвро́сиевич Шевардна́дзе, tr. Eduard Amvrosiyevich Shevardnadze; 25 January 1928 - 7 July 2014)[1] was a Georgian politician. He was a former Soviet minister of foreign affairs. He served as President of Georgia from November 1995 to November 2003.

Eduard Shevardnadze
ედუარდ შევარდნაძე
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2nd President of Georgia
In office
26 November 1995 – 23 November 2003
Preceded byPosition restored;
himself as the Head of State of Georgia
Succeeded byNino Burjanadze
Chairman of the Parliament - Head of State of Georgia
In office
6 November 1992 – 26 November 1995
(Chairman of the Parliament from 4 November 1992)
Preceded byPosition established;
himself as the Chairman of the State Council of Georgia
Succeeded byPosition abolished;
Zurab Zhvania as the Chairman of the Parliament of Georgia
Chairman of the State Council of Georgia
In office
10 March 1992 – 4 November 1992
Preceded byPosition established; Military Council as the interim head of state
Succeeded byPosition abolished; himself as the Chairman of the Parliament of Georgia
Minister of External Relations of the Soviet Union
In office
19 November 1991 – 26 December 1991
PremierIvan Silayev
Preceded byBoris Pankin
Succeeded byPosition abolished
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Soviet Union
In office
2 July 1985 – 20 December 1990
PremierNikolai Tikhonov
Nikolai Ryzhkov
Preceded byAndrei Gromyko
Succeeded byAleksandr Bessmertnykh
First Secretary of the Georgian Communist Party
In office
29 September 1972 – 6 July 1985
Preceded byVasil Mzhavanadze
Succeeded byJumber Patiashvili
Minister of Internal Affairs of the Georgian SSR
In office
1967–1972
Preceded byVladimir Janjgava
Succeeded byDilar Habuliani
Personal details
Born(1928-01-25)25 January 1928
Mamati, Guria, Transcaucasian SFSR, Soviet Union
Died7 July 2014(2014-07-07) (aged 86)
Tblisi, Georgia
NationalitySoviet (former) and Georgian (present)
Political partyCommunist Party of the Soviet Union
(1948-1991)
Independent
(1991-1995)
Union of Citizens of Georgia
(1995-2003)
Spouse(s)Nanuli Shevardnadze
Children2
AwardsHero of Socialist Labor medal.png
Order of Lenin ribbon bar.png Order of Lenin ribbon bar.png Order of Lenin ribbon bar.png Order of Lenin ribbon bar.png
Order of Lenin ribbon bar.png Order october revolution rib.png Order gpw2 rib.png Orderredbannerlabor rib.png
UK Order St-Michael St-George ribbon.svg Order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise 1st 2nd and 3rd Class of Ukraine.png
Military service
Branch/serviceMVD
Years of service1964–1972
RankRAF A F6MajGen since 2010par.svg
Major General
CommandsMinistry of Public Order of the Georgian SSR (1965-1968)
Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Georgian SSR (1968-1972)

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