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Shevardnadze blames American for coup

Dec. 1, 2003 at 12:37 PM   |   Comments

MOSCOW, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Eduard Shevardnadze, the former president of Georgia, blames American financier George Soros for organizing events he said led to the coup that deposed him.

"This is his plan," Shevardnadze said on the "News of the Week" program on the Rossia TV channel, according to a report by Novosti. He said Soros formulated "a whole concept how to hold elections so that new people come to the government, and how to found such organizations as in Yugoslavia.

"This is the plan of Soros. He provided for everything: how much money is necessary, what government organizations are reliable, with whom it is necessary to cooperate," he said.

Shevardnadze, who said he wanted to stay in Georgia, reminded the audience: "You have driven him (Soros) away from Russia, and you were right. His behavior is not good. He should not poke his nose into politics in general."

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