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  • ** FILE ** In this Tuesday, May 12, 2009, file photo, Eduard Shevardnadze, former Georgian president and ex-Soviet foreign minister, speaks to The Associated Press in Tbilisi, Georgia. Shevardnadze died Monday, July 7, 2014, at the age of 86, his spokeswoman said. (AP Photo/Shakh Aivazov, file)

    Shevardnadze, ex-Georgian president, dies at 86

    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.

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