Politics and Economics

  • Prince Petr Ivanovich Bagration (1765 – 1812) was among the most outstanding military leaders of the Russian Empire. A disciple of the legendary Field Marshal Alexander Suvorov, he was a symbol of Russian martial triumphs. Only a few contemporary commanders were as popular as General Peter Bagration. His military career was astonishing. During the thirty years of his army service, Bagration fought in 20 campaigns and almost 150 battles and minor skirmishs, successfully commanding at all unit levels.

  • Princess Ekateriné Dadiani (March 19, 1816 – August 13, 1882) was a prominent 19th-century Georgian aristocrat and the last ruling princess of the Western Georgian Principality of Mingrelia in southeast Europe. She played an important role in resisting Ottoman influence in her principality and was at the center of Georgian high society, both inside the country and abroad.

  • Grigol Uratadze (1880 – 1959) was a Georgian Social Democratic politician, diplomat and author. His name is also spelled Grégoire Ouratadze in a French manner. In 1912, Uratadze, together with Vlasa Mgeladze, was part of the Georgian delegation to Vienna where Leon Trotskyorganized his short-lived union of social democratic factions as an alternative to Lenin’s narrow notion of party unity. A close associate of Noe Zhordania, he figured prominently in the development of Menshevism in Georgia and took an active part in the establishment of an independent republic of Georgia in 1918. As a Georgian plenipotentiary in Moscow, he signed a May 7, 1920 treaty with Soviet Russia in which Georgia’s independence was de jure recognized. The Red Army invasion of Georgia (1921) forced him into exile to France where he authored several monographs, numerous articles on the revolutionary movement in Georgia and the Soviet nationalities policy.

  • Alexander Khatisyan (1874–1945), politician and a journalist, mayor of Tbilisi (1910-1917) and Prime Minister of theFirst Republic of Armenia (1919-1920)