January 25 – birthday of the second president of Georgia
25 January, 2019
January 25 – birthday of the second president of Georgia
The 25th of January marks the 91st birthday of the second president of Georgia Eduard Shevardnadze. Before holding the office between 1992-2003, Shevardnadze served as a foreign minister of the Soviet Union. He was forced to retire in 2003 as a consequence of the bloodless Rose Revolution. The president’s photographer Sergo Edisherashvili has published unique photos of Eduard Shevardnadze’s presidency.
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During Shevardnadze’s presidency, Georgia faced numerous problems, including a failing economy
and charges of government corruption and cronyism. Meanwhile, Shevardnadze played an important role in the détente that marked the end of the Cold War. He negotiated nuclear arms treaties with the United States. He helped end the war in Afghanistan.
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Besides, the second president of Georgia allowed the reunification of Germany and withdrew Soviet forces from Eastern Europe and from the Chinese border. He earned the nickname "The Silver Fox".
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Shevardnadze spent his last years living at his mansion house in the outskirts of Tbilisi. As his health deteriorated, the former president’s participation in public life declined. After a long illness, he died at the age of 86 on 7 July 2014.
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