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Esfandiar Omidbakhsh:
21 Jan 2017 09:14

Esfandiar Omidbakhsh: 'If Iran's political relations with Russia had not been to the current level, there would never be discussions on FTA with the EEU'

  On 17 June 2016, Russian President Vladimir Putin put forward a proposal to create a more extensive Eurasian partnership on the basis of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) that would involve China, India, Pakistan, Iran and a number of Community of Independent States (CIS) countries among others ...

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20 Dec 2016 18:02

Vali Kaleji: 'Any participation of Armenia in the Iranian energy plans is inherently valuable'

  Over the past years, Tehran has sought closer economic and political ties with Georgia and Azerbaijan, which have intensified after the sanctions were lifted. In contrast, Iran’s energy pipeline ambitions have hitherto been designed to bypass Armenia due to its deepening dependence on ...

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18 Oct 2016 09:09

Morteza Rahmani Movahed: 'Iran is still facing challenges to become a preferred option to the Russian tourists'

  A significant increase in Iranian tourists visiting Russia was witnessed in 2015. Nearly 34,000 Iranian tourists visited Russia in the first nine months of 2015, a rise of 111 percent when compared to the same period a year ago. In November 2015, Iran and Russia agreed to reciprocally launch ...

Vadim Krukhin:
15 Oct 2016 15:34

Vadim Krukhin: 'Among the Middle East states, Iran has many historical and natural attractions which have remained unknown for the Russians'

Vadim Krukhin, Head of 'Indoor Tours' at Intourist in Russia, sat down a week ago with IRAS for an interview about Iranian-Russian cooperation in tourism and the obstacles in the way of tourism industries of both nations. Intourist was the official state travel agency of the Soviet Union, ...

Mehdi Sanaei:
26 Jul 2016 16:31

Mehdi Sanaei: 'Iran welcomes any Russian partnership in the regional developments'

H.E. Dr. Mehdi Sanaei, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the Russian Federation and senior fellow at IRAS, sat down a week ago with IRAS for an interview about Iran-Russia's relationship on bilateral and regional issues after the Joint Comprehensive ...

28 Jun 2016 01:00

Mohsen Shariatinia: ‘There are different interpretations of Iran's role in the Silk Road’

While formally announced in late 2013 by Xi Jinping, China’s then-newly installed President, Beijing’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ (OBOR) initiative, touted as a modern recreation of the ancient Silk Road, was heavily promoted with much fanfare by the Chinese leadership throughout ...