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Style leader Sandra Roelofs, brain drain in the Czech Republic and election watch Estonia.

Estonia, Georgia, Sandra Roelofs

STYLE LEADER NO. 32

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Georgia [SANDRA ROELOFS]

Mikheil Saakashvili was never much like other post-Soviet presidents, and the Georgian leader’s wife is equally different to the region’s other first ladies. A confident, stylish polyglot, Dutch-born Sandra Roelofs is the perfect foil for her husband’s drive to westernise Georgia.

The pair are very much an international couple, having met in Strasbourg and lived together in New York. Besides Dutch and English, Roelofs also speaks fluent Georgian, French and German. Before her husband took…

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