Former Georgian President Shevardnadze dies, says personal assistant - World

July 7, 2014 9:35 AM

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TBILISI (Reuters) - Eduard Shevardnadze, an ex-president of Georgia and former Soviet foreign minister, died on Monday after a long struggle with illness, his personal assistant said.

Shevardnadze, who was 86, played a vital role in ending the Cold War as Soviet foreign minister, went on to lead his native Georgia in the stormy early years after independence.

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