Georgian ex-President Eduard Shevardnadze Dead at 86

Former Georgia President Eduard Shevardnadze has died aged 86. His aide Marina Davitashvili said he had passed away on Monday after a long illness, BBC reports.

georgian ex-president eduard shevardnadze dead at 86

Eduard Shevardnadze, the Soviet Union's last foreign minister and later the president of Georgia, has died aged 86 after a long battle with illness. His death was confirmed by a spokesperson on Monday.

The politician had an extraordinary career, rising through the ranks of the communist hierarchy in his native Georgia, before springing onto the international scene as the Soviet Union was in its death throes, helping bring down the Berlin Wall, reunite Germany and bring an end to the cold war, according to THE GUARDIAN.

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