Mehdi Sanaei

Iran

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Islamic Republic of Iran to the Russian Federation

Director, Russian Studies Group, Faculty of World Studies, University of Tehran; Member, Parliament of IRI since 2008. Visiting professor, Political Sciences Faculty Moscow

Humanitarian University since 1999; Member, Kazakhstan Academy of Social Sciences since 1997; Editor-in-chief, Journal of World Studies, University of Tehran from 2011.

Previous positions: Cultural attaché, Embassy of IRI in Kazakhstan (1995–1998) and Russia (1999–2003); Editor-in-chief of “Persia” magazine, Institute of the Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences (1999–2003); Deputy Head for Research and Education, Islamic Culture and Relations Organization (2003–2005); Head, Institute of Culture, ECO Regional Organization (2005–2006). Selected publications: Bilateral relations of Iran and Central Asia (2011); Iran and Russia’s Relations (2008); Russia in Search of Identity, written by James Billington, translated and edited by Mehdi Sanaei (2006); Souvenir from Central Asia (1999); Iran’s Position in Central Asia (1997). Authored many other books and numerous articles in English, Farsi and Russian.

Materials

Iranian Ambassador: Only Together Can We Defeat Terrorism
13.02.2015
Iran believes that the emergence and the rooting of radical terrorist groups in the Middle East, as well as the bloody events in Syria and Iraq, are the result of the misguided policies of foreign

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Iranian Ambassador to Russia: "There's a Lot of Mutual Trust Between Iran…
27.12.2013
The advancement of wide-ranging ties with Russia holds a special place on Iran’s foreign policy agenda. Iran’s priority goals include, on the one hand, restoring its relations with the West, and on

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Iran - Russia: Maintaining Bilateral Relations
15.04.2013
After the re-election of Vladimir Putin as president in 2012, relations between Tehran and Moscow improved considerably as a result of international and regional changes. Despite the fact that

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