American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Shevardnadze, Eduard Amvrosiyevich Born 1928. Georgian political leader who became head of state in 1992 and president in 1995. Formerly a Soviet politician and diplomat, he served as foreign minister (1985-1990) under Mikhail Gorbachev, in which role he normalized the Soviet Union's relations with the West after the cold war.
“They now paint him as honest, liberal, and democratic, while Shevardnadze is Bronx-cheered as corrupt and murderous, a brute who was forced from office by what Saakashvili (with an unerring eye for the sixties-sentimentality of the Western media) dubs “The Rose Revolution.””
“Turning to the Geneva negotiations, I referred to Shevardnadze’s speech at the United Nations in which he spoke about the central importance of deterrence and stability and the threats to achieving a stable deterrent.”
“After Saakashvili and his supporters occupied Parliament in protest, McCain called Shevardnadze-also a longtime friend-urging him to step down peacefully.”
“Actually, I think he did ask, but Gorbachev and Shevardnadze shot down his request.”
“I'm dubious anyway about the genuine value of Reagan's legacy - again, on Kissinger's own evidence, Gorbachev and Shevardnadze first discussed how to change the Soviet Union years before Reagan came to power, thanks to the CSCE process started by Nixon and ended by Ford; SDI had little to do with it.”
“It's clear that Saakashvili is not as strong as he was a year ago, but neither is his popularity at the single-figure depths plumbed by Eduard Shevardnadze toward the end of his rule.”
“A few months after Germany's unification, Shevardnadze was gone.”
“Indian government, and the invitation by Edvard Shevardnadze of the country of Georgia.”
“The world owes Gorbachev, his late wife Raisa, and Shevardnadze an enormous vote of thanks.”
“That it did not was due to two remarkable men: Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev and his chief ally, Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze.”
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