MOSCOW, July 07. /ITAR-TASS/. Eduard Shevardnadze, the second president of Georgia and the foreign minister of the Soviet Union between 1985 and 1990, passed away at the age of 86, the politician's press service told ITAR-TASS on Monday.
It added that in recent months, Eduard Shevardnadze was severely ill. “He passed away today at nearly 12:00 (local time, UTC +4. — ITAR-TASS) in his private residence in Tbilisi,” the press service said. The date of funerals is not known yet.