AKHMETELI, MIKHEIL (1895–1963). Prominent Georgian scholar and public figure. Born in Borjomi, he graduated from the Georgian Gymnasium for Nobility in 1914 and studied at the University of Kharkov in 1915–1917. In 1919, he traveled to Germany where he continued his studies at the University of Jena, earning his doctorate in philosophy on 1925. Starting in 1926, he worked at the prestigious Institute of Eastern Europe in Breslau and later directed it from 1937–1940. After World War II, Akhmeteli moved to Munich, where he helped establish the Institute for the Study of Eastern Europe and the USSR and worked as professor at the University of Munich. He remained a staunch opponent of the Soviet Union, rallying the Georgian émigrés in Europe and establishing the Bloc of Anti-Bolshevik Nations. Akhmeteli’s works deal with the history of Bolshevism and the agrarian development of Russia and the Soviet Union.