Eduard Shevardnadze. Throughout most of Gorbachev’s period as leader of the country, Shevardnadze was his foreign minister. He resigned, predicting trouble with the right wing, and eventually became president of his newly-independent homeland, Georgia, though he was ousted by the “Rose Revolution” of 2003. See pp. 14, 19, 117, 127, 176, 181, 185.