Sophie Shevardnadze at the opening ceremony of the Museum of Modern Art in Tbilisi
03 October, 2018
Sophie Shevardnadze at the opening ceremony of the Museum of Modern Art in Tbilisi
Sophie Shevardnadze is a journalist for the television network RT based in Moscow, Russia. She is the granddaughter of former Georgian President and Soviet minister of foreign affairs Eduard Shevardnadze. Eduard Shevardnadze is distinguished by his commitment to support reunification of Germany. Sophie used to join her grandfather at high-level meetings with international political figures.

The journalist attended the opening ceremony of the Museum of Modern Art Tbilisi. The construction of the museum was financially supported by her uncle and aunt,
Giorgi Jokhtaberidze and Manana Shevardnadze.
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Sophie Shevardnadze at the opening ceremony of the Modern Museum of Art in Tbilisi

“Construction of the museum was fully funded by my uncle and aunt - Giorgi Jokhtaberidze and Manana Shevardnadze. The construction lasted for several years” – writes Sophie on Instagram and says that it took around 30 years to collect artworks. “This is a historic event for not only artists and Georgia, but for future generations as well.”

Currently, the museum preserves 3500 works. The collection reflects the development of Georgian art from the 50s to the present day.
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Sophie Shevardnadze at the opening ceremony of the Modern Museum of Art in Tbilisi


Due to the ceremony, Tbilisi hosted various kinds of events. Georgian National Ballet Sukhishvili, Georgian pianists and a famous Georgian singer Nani Bregvadze performed at one of the events. The Georgian National Opera Theater presented a show featuring the artistic director of the State Ballet of Georgia, Nino Ananiashvili. The ceremony was attended by Georgian politicians.
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Sophie Shevardnadze at the opening ceremony of the Modern Museum of Art in Tbilisi

Sophie’s family used to live in France where she learned ballet and piano. She graduated with a cinema degree from Boston University in 2001 and studied in the master’s program in TV journalism at New York University.

After graduation, she worked as a producer for ABC-TV till 2005. After hearing about the upcoming launch of RT, she moved to Moscow and has been a presenter with the network since the launch. She hosts interviews with politicians, diplomats and news personalities in her show, SophieCo.
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Sophie Shevardnadze and Tbilisi Mayor Kakha Kaladze and the minister of the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia Mikheil Batiashvili at the opening ceremony of the Modern Museum of Art in Tbilisi

Sophie Shevardnadze speaks Georgian, Russian, English, French and Italian and Japanese languages. She was also a dancer on the Russian version of Dancing with the Stars 2010.

Also known as a socialite, she often attends high-fashion events in Europe and Russia.

Photo courtesy: www.ambebi.ge

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