Sophie Shevardnadze

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Sophie Shevardnadze
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Sophie Shevardnadze, in 2011. Third from left.
Native name სოფო შევარდნაძე
Born (1978-09-23) 23 September 1978 (age 38)
Tbilisi, Georgian SSR, Soviet Union
Residence Moscow, Russia
Education Conservatoire de Paris
Alma mater Boston University
Occupation Journalist
Years active 2005–present

Sopho "Sophie" Shevardnadze (Georgian: სოფო შევარდნაძე; Russian: Софико Паатовна Шеварднадзе, Sophiko Shevardnadze,[1] born September 23, 1978)[2] is a correspondent for the television network RT, currently based in Moscow, Russia.

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 Georgia, 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.

She graduated with a cinema degree from Boston University in 2001 and studied in the masters program in TV journalism at New York University. After graduation in 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 hosts interviews with politicians, diplomats and news personalities in her show, SophieCo.

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

Also known as a socialite, she often attends high-fashion events in Europe and Russia.[9][10][11]


  1. ^ "Sophiko Shevardnadze". Ukrinform. April 30, 2010. Archived from the original on July 23, 2011. Retrieved June 20, 2011. 
  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. ^ Archived from the original on October 7, 2011. Retrieved June 20, 2011.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ Globalteacherprize, Sophie Shevardnadze
  8. ^ Archived from the original on September 3, 2011. Retrieved June 20, 2011.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  9. ^ "Visiarian". Ria Novosti. Retrieved June 20, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Sofiko Shevardnadze Pictures - Dolce&Gabbana And Martini - Dance Art Garage - Zimbio". Zimbio. 
  11. ^ Retrieved June 20, 2011 Archived August 15, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.