Eduard Shevardnadze
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Born: January 25, 1928 (age 86)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Politician

Bio: Eduard Ambrosis dze Shevardnadze is a former Soviet, and later, Georgian statesman from the height to the end of the Cold War. He served as President of Georgia from 1995 to 2003, and as First Secretary of the Georgian Communist Party, from 1972 to 1985. Shevardnadze was responsible for many top decisions on Soviet foreign policy in the Gorbachev Era.

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