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1 posted on 07/07/2014 2:24:10 AM PDT by WhiskeyX
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Eduard Shevardnadze: Georgia remembers Ronald Reagan ~ http://vestnikkavkaza.net/interviews/politics/11052.html


2 posted on 07/07/2014 4:22:10 AM PDT by BykrBayb (World Lung Cancer Day {WLCD} Aug 1 https://facebook.com/events/309580722464921 ~ Þ)
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I meant to include the article.

Eduard Shevardnadze: Georgia remembers Ronald Reagan ~ http://vestnikkavkaza.net/interviews/politics/11052.html

16 February 2011 - 9:34am
Recently, the US and the whole world celebrated the 100th anniversary of the birth of Ronald Reagan. In Georgia, the 40th president of America has always been respected and even admired.

Reagan played a significant role in the history of XXth century. He had ordinary personal skills and little political experience. However, his example proves the idea that a person can play crucial role in
history if he or she is managed to be the head of historic forces.

The former president of Georgia, Eduard Shevardnadze, talked to VK about Reagan.

- What do you remember about Ronald Reagan?

- You know, before my first meeting with his I was told that Reagan hated the USSR and called it “empire of evil.” When we met he didn’t deny the fact that he thinks we were representatives of the
empire of evil. At the second meeting he laughed a lot and told funny stories. I asked him if he thought I was a representative of the empire of evil still. He said “No!”

- We all remember the historical meeting of Reagan and Gorbachev in 1986. The negotiations were called failed. You were a member of the Soviet delegation. Did the situation fail in reality?

- I remember this summit very well. It’s true, they didn’t agree about anything. However, I think that the meeting was an intellectual breakthrough in relations of the US and the USSR.

- How do you think is Reagan’s experience up-to-date, considering relations between Moscow and Washington?

- Times are different, as well as problems. I met with Reagan for 7 times. He was an interesting man who lived in proper times. An actor became a president.

- What was the key issue which Moscow and Washington managed to settle?

- Of course, the reunification of Germany. More specific questions were solved by foreign ministers.

- Thank you, Mr. Shevardnadze. We wish you good health...

- I am well!

- ... and 100 years to live.

- 100 years is not enough.


3 posted on 07/07/2014 4:25:17 AM PDT by BykrBayb (World Lung Cancer Day {WLCD} Aug 1 https://facebook.com/events/309580722464921 ~ Þ)
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I don’t think anybody else around here ever heard of this guy.


5 posted on 07/07/2014 5:00:49 AM PDT by BykrBayb (World Lung Cancer Day {WLCD} Aug 1 https://facebook.com/events/309580722464921 ~ Þ)
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In the “death always comes in threes” concept, we now have Zamperini and Shevardnadze, and ... who next?
I guess it needs to be a four syllable name.


8 posted on 07/07/2014 7:07:06 AM PDT by married21 ( As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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Eduard Shevardnadze was probably the most pro-American senior Soviet official ever. Moreso even than Yeltsin. Him being foreing minister helped create the smooth transition whereby the former Communist East European countries left the Soviet orbit without bloodshed. He is one of the people (there are many others, Reagan and Bush I included) who deserves credit for that.


11 posted on 07/07/2014 7:23:48 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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RIP.


15 posted on 07/07/2014 12:02:08 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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Lord Jesus, rest Thy servant Eduard with the saints and bless Georgia.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, amen.


17 posted on 07/08/2014 5:12:37 AM PDT by annalex (fear them not)
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Not his fault his name sounded like “Shriveled Nazi”...


18 posted on 07/08/2014 7:48:46 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Every time you say no to a liberal, you make the Baby Barack cry.)
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