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Russia and the Land of Shahs and Ayatollahs
February 17, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Russia and the Land of Shahs and Ayatollahs: Continuity and Changes in Russian-Iranian Relations from the Congress of Vienna to the Present
Dr. Andrey Larin will present an overview of the history of Russian-Iranian relations and Russian policy in Iran since the nineteenth century. His talk will focus on the question of continuity in Russian policy towards Iran despite internal political regime changes in both countries.
What have been the most important interests and objectives of Russia in Iran? What factors influenced Russian-Iranian relations, and how did these relations change during the Imperial, Soviet and modern Russian eras? Who were the other players in the Middle East, and how did they interact with Russia and Iran? Why, despite all the disturbances and political changes of the twentieth century, have Russia and Iran continued to share many common interests? All these issues will be discussed in Dr. Larin’s talk.