Former Georgian president Shevardnadze dies

Eduard Shevardnadze, the former president of Georgia and the ex-Soviet foreign minister.
Eduard Shevardnadze, the former president of Georgia and the ex-Soviet foreign minister. Credit: Reuters

Eduard Shevardnadze, the former president of Georgia at the height of the Cold War and the ex-Soviet foreign minister, has died aged 86.

His personal assistant Marina Davitashvili told Reuters he had died after a long illness. She did not give any further details.

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