Sophie Shevardnadze

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Sopho "Sophie" Shevardnadze (Georgian: სოფო შევარდნაძე; Russian: Софико Паатовна Шеварднадзе) (born Sophiko Shevardnadze,[1] September 23, 1978)[2] is a correspondent for RT. She is the granddaughter of former Georgian President and Soviet minister of foreign affairs Eduard Shevardnadze, and was known to join him on some high-level meetings between the Soviets and the Americans when she was in her teens.[3][4] She was born in the Georgian SSR, Soviet Union but the family moved to France when she was 10. She learnt ballet and piano and got a diploma from the Conservatoire de Paris.

Later she graduated with a cinema degree from Boston University 2001 and studied in the masters program in TV journalism at New York University. After graduation 2005, she worked as a producer for ABC-TV, before returning to work in Georgia.[5] After hearing about the upcoming launch of RT, she moved to Moscow and has been a presenter with the network since the launch.[6]

She is fluent in Georgian, Russian, English, French and Italian.[7] She was also a dancer on the Russian version of Dancing with the Stars 2010.[8][9]

Also known as a socialite, she often attends high-fashion events in Europe and Russia.[10][11][12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sophiko Shevardnadze". Ukrinform. April 30, 2010. Retrieved June 20, 2011. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Sophie Shevardnadze - RT on-air talent". Archived from the original on November 13, 2012. 
  3. ^ Mann, Jim (August 2, 1990). "Baker, Shevardnadze OK Cooperation in Asia; No Afghan Breakthrough : Diplomacy: 2 nations no longer adversaries in Asia, they agree at Siberian talks mixing business, pleasure". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on November 7, 2012. 
  4. ^ Dean, Paul (August 1, 1990). "Baker Nets New Friends but No Fish in Siberia". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on November 7, 2012. 
  5. ^ Shonia, Nina (September 14, 2005). "Challenges and Aspirations of Sopho Shevardnadze". Brosse Street Journal. Archived from the original on March 23, 2012. Retrieved May 28, 2011. 
  6. ^ http://www.rlcentre.com/imgs/pozindex.htm[dead link]
  7. ^ "Sophie Shevardnadze". Russia Today. Archived from the original on March 23, 2012. Retrieved May 28, 2011. 
  8. ^ http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=ru&u=http://www.peoples.ru/family/children/sofiko_shevardnadze/&ei=U77-TcuANqfL0QHj76m_Aw&sa=X&oi=translate&ct=result&resnum=15&ved=0CGUQ7gEwDg&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dsofiko%2BShevardnadze%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Doff%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26hs%3DD5V%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26prmd%3Divns Retrieved June 20, 2011
  9. ^ http://www.ambebi.ge/sazogadoeba/16451-sofo-shevardnadze-da-qsenia-sobchaki-erthmaneths-cekvashi-ejibrebian.html[dead link]
  10. ^ "Visiarian". Ria Novosti. Retrieved June 20, 2011. 
  11. ^ http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/bpVZXizPwlt/Dolce+Gabbana+Martini+Dance+Art+Garage/yeCbN9IwJxW/Sofiko+Shevardnadze
  12. ^ http://english.imedia.ru/news/6082/ Retrieved June 20, 2011[dead link]