Head of State President of Georgia, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the USSR Shevardnadze Signed Greeting Card

Head of State President of Georgia, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the USSR Shevardnadze Signed Greeting Card

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Eduard Shevardnadze signed greeting card. 

"Dear Michael Vasilievich and Valentina Abraamovna,

Accept hearty congratulations on the New 1986 Year!

 

Best Regards

E. Sheverdnadze ( signature in blue pen)

N. Shevardnadze ( signature in black pen)

Card size ( folded) 6.3/4” x 3.3/4”

E. Shevardnadze signed this card when he was Minister of Foreign Affair of the USSR.

 

Eduard Ambrosiyevich Shevardnadze  (25 January 1928 – 7 July 2014) was a Georgian politician and diplomat. He served as First Secretary of theGeorgian Communist Party, the de facto leader of Soviet Georgia from 1972 to 1985 and as Minister of Foreign Affairs of the USSR from 1985 to 1991. Shevardnadze was responsible for many key decisions in Soviet foreign policy during the Gorbachev Era. Following the dissolution of the Soviet Union, he was President of Georgia from 1992 to 2003. He was forced to retire in 2003 as a consequence of the bloodless Rose Revolution.

 

Nanuli Shevardnadze was a Soviet and Georgian journalist and activist. In 1951 she married Eduard Shevardnadze, who would become Soviet Foreign Minister and leader of post-Soviet Georgia.

The  greeting card addressed to member of politburo M. Zimyanin.

Mikhail Vasilyevich Zimyanin (1914 – 1995)  served as the editor-in-chief of the newspaper Pravda, the official publication of theCommunist Party of the Soviet Union, from 1965 to 1976. Afterwards, he was appointed to the party's secretariat. He retired on 28 January 1987 for "health reasons”.

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