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Topic - Eduard Shevardnadze
Eduard Shevardnadze was a key figure in revolutions abroad and the victim of one at home. As the Soviet Union's foreign minister, he helped topple the Berlin Wall and end the Cold War, but as the leader of post-Soviet Georgia his career in the public eye ended in humiliation when he was chased out of his parliament and forced into retirement.
In the period leading up to Georgia's Rose Revolution, for example, I remember Mr. Bryza approaching me with the idea to ask former Secretary of State James A. Baker III to visit his old friend, President Eduard Shevardnadze, to urge free and fair 2003 elections.
In 2009, when protests against Saakashvili arose, Shevardnadze said he should step down.