Eduard Shevardnadze died yesterday, July 7, knowing that Georgia had signed the EU Association Agreement. He was a great old man!
A joke he used to tell:
In Europe, nothing moves without Georgians. Europe was divided by a Georgian, Josef Stalin, and it was united again by a Georgian…Eduard Shevardnadze!
…who at that time was FM of the Soviet Union.
Also see http://www.focus.de/politik/ausland/nachruf-auf-eduard-schewardnadse-ein-mann-mit-vielen-erfolgen-und-fehlern_id_3981595.html