Irakli Tsereteli (1881–1959) was a Georgian politician and Menshevik
during the Russian Revolution. He was born and raised in Georgia when it
was part of the Russian Empire. A member of the Russian Social
Democratic Labour Party, Tsereteli was elected to the Duma in 1907, but
was soon charged with conspiracy to overthrow the Tsarist government and
exiled to Siberia. After the 1917 February Revolution, he took a
position in the Russian Provisional Government as Minister of Post and
Telegraph, and briefly as Minister of the Interior. After the Bolsheviks
seized power during the October Revolution, Tsereteli returned to
Georgia. At the Paris Peace Conference he lobbied for international
recognition and assistance for the newly independent Democratic Republic
of Georgia; these efforts largely failed before the Bolshevik-led Red
Army invaded in 1921. He spent the rest of his life in exile, working
with socialist organisations and writing on socialism, and died in New
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