Visit by the Deputy Director of the Institute of CIS Vladimir Evseev of the Institute of Caucasian Studies in Tehran

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Visit by the Deputy Director of the Institute of CIS Vladimir Evseev of the Institute of Caucasian Studies in Tehran 18.01.2017 15:16

 

December 12, 2016 during a visit to Iran, the Deputy Director of the Institute of CIS Vladimir Evseev took his visit to the Institute of Caucasian Studies in Tehran. On the Iranian side Mehdi Hosseini Tagiabad participated in the meeting, Director of this institution, as well as its employees.

Institute of Caucasian Studies was established in 2008 at the University of Tehran. It conducts research of material and spiritual heritage of Russia, Turkey, Central Asia and the Caucasus, as well as their economic potential. This is the first specialized institute in Iran, which is engaged in a comprehensive study of the Caucasus and Central Asia. Tehran University provides this institution with premises and also finances it.

At the same time the Institute of Caucasian Studies works for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI), the Organization for Culture and Islamic Relations and other centers, which are interested in expert information about the Caucasus and Central Asia. Another area of activity of the institute - is familiarization with Russian experts and researchers from other countries who are engaged in the Caucasus and Central Asian studies. And considering the fact that Iran has strong ties both with Russia and all countries of the Caucasus and Central Asia, the activity of the Institute is focused not only on political but also on the social, historical and cultural issues.

Recently, the Institute of Caucasus Studies has held a number of international conferences. The work of one of them was attended by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia. During a visit to the Institute of V. Evseev an international seminar on regional security issues was held there. In this seminar, the deputy director of the CIS Institute Vladimir Evseev made a report, "Space for cooperation and competition between Iran and Russia in Central Asia and on the Caucasus". Upon completion of the seminar V. Evseev was handed a letter of gratitude from the Institute of Caucasian Studies.