Changing U.S. View of Shevardnadze

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The United States backs opposition leaders in the former Soviet republic of Georgia. But the country's ousted leader, Eduard Shevardnadze, once enjoyed support from American diplomats. NPR's Michele Kelemen reports on why U.S. officials, who once saw Shevardnadze as a post-Soviet hero, now view him as a corrupt autocrat.

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