• Putin 2017-08-02 11:01

    By Shaun Walker

    What will be the ramifications of Putin's order to reduce U.S. embassy staff?

    When it comes to diplomatic expulsions, Vladimir Putin likes to pull a surprise.

  • پوتین 2017-07-31 11:34

    Russia expels 755 U.S. diplomats in retaliatory move

    Russia has retaliated against new U.S. sanctions by ordering 755 American diplomats to leave - a move that will create a fresh crisis in the relationship between the two countries.

  • An undated photo depicts a Mahan Air passenger jet taking off from Tehran’s Mehrabad International Airport over the city skyline. 2017-06-24 18:16

    Iranian airlines expand intl. flights to spur tourism growth

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Mahan Air and Zagros Airlines have recently launched new direct flights to Spain and Russia respectively in a bid to accelerate the pace of tourism growth in the country.

  • Iran’s tourism chief Zahra Ahmadipour (C) addresses a travel meeting on Russia in Tehran on June 17, 2017. 2017-06-20 09:41

    Iran seeks balanced tourism ties with Russia

    TEHRAN – Iran’s tourism chief on Saturday urged the need to achieve a balance between the inbound and outbound tourist flows that currently exist between the country and Russia.

  • Ten Iranian Women in Ten Frames 2017-05-15 19:07

    Paintings by Iranian artist on display at Moscow center

    TEHRAN – An exhibition of paintings by Iranian artist Mehdi Asadi is currently on display at the Gaidarovets Cultural Center in Moscow.

  • Trump-Erdogan 2017-05-12 05:11

    By Semih Idiz

    dds appear stacked against success of Erdogan-Trump meeting

    Omens for the long-awaited meeting between President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and President Donald Trump at the White House on May 16 do not bode well. Despite the smiles both leaders will no doubt have for the cameras, all the signs are that their talks will be tough.

  • Namira 2017-04-30 18:54

    “Namira” named best film at Russia’s DetectiveFEST 

    TEHRAN – Iranian director Mohammad Kermanshahi’s “Namira” was picked as best feature film at the 19th edition of DetectiveFEST, a Russian international festival of detective films and television programs on law-enforcement themes, the Persian service of ISNA reported on Sunday.

  • Tehran, Moscow discuss nuclear cooperation 2017-04-29 20:41

    Tehran, Moscow discuss nuclear cooperation

    TEHRAN – Iranian and Russian officials have held meetings to discuss expansion of nuclear cooperation between the two countries, ISNA reported on Saturday.

  • Iran's Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Organization Deputy Director Morteza Rahmani-Movahed gestures as he addresses the media in an undated photo. 2017-04-19 21:13

    Visa-free agreement valid for all Russian cities, Iran says

    TEHRAN – The recently secured visa-free treaty between Tehran and Moscow is valid for the entire Russia, an Iranian tourism official said in reaction to some reports that assume the privilege for the Russian Far East.

  • Zarif, Lavrov, Muallem to meet in Moscow 2017-04-12 20:40

    Zarif, Lavrov, Muallem to meet in Moscow

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will head to Moscow on Friday to hold talks with Russian and Syrian counterparts on the latest developments in the Syrian battlefield after the recent U.S. missile attack. 

  • A view of St. Basil’s Cathedral, a major tourist destination in Moscow 2017-04-08 21:04

    Iranian tourist visits to Russia up by 72% in 2016

    TEHRAN - Roughly 67,000 Iranians visited Russia in 2016, a solid growth of 72 percent compared to a year earlier, Russia Beyond the Headlines reported on April 5.

  • Iran-Russia 2017-03-13 18:07

    Infrastructures prepared for Iran-Russia all-out economic ties

    TEHRAN- Iranian Communications and Information Technology Minister Mahmoud Vaezi in a Monday meeting with Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak in Moscow announced that the required infrastructure to expand all-out economic ties between the two countries have been prepared, IRNA reported.

  • Rouhani, Albanian FM meet in Tehran 2017-02-21 20:14

    Rouhani to visit Moscow in near future

    TEHRAN – Iran’s first vice president said on Tuesday that President Hassan Rouhani will visit Moscow in the near future.

  • 02-NA2.rahimpour.200.jpg 2017-02-16 13:44

    Iranian official holds security talks in Moscow 

    TEHRAN – Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Ebrahim Rahimpour visited Moscow on Wednesday for talks on security cooperation.

  • Iran-Russia 2017-02-13 08:32

    Iran-Russia ties to expand in coming weeks: ambassador

    TEHRAN – The Iranian ambassador to Moscow has said that the following weeks will witness the expansion of Tehran-Moscow relations, as the Russian deputy prime minister is scheduled to visit Tehran.

  • شمخانی 2017-02-12 10:14

    ‘Russian planes can use Iran’s sky only to pound certain targets’  

    TEHRAN – Iran will not allow the Russian air force to use its air space for conducting air strikes against terrorist strongholds unless Tehran and Moscow agree on a common decision on “battlefield targets.” 

  • Beautiful Iran 2017-01-27 18:37

    Russian museum to host “Beautiful Iran” 

    TEHRAN – Twenty-five works by a number of Iranian photographers will be showcased in an exhibition, which will open at the Vernadsky State Geological Museum in Moscow on January 31.

  • Iran - Russia Flags.jpg 2017-01-25 10:35

    Iranian delegation in Moscow for human rights talks

    TEHRAN – An Iranian delegation arrived in Moscow on Tuesday to attend the third round of consultations on human rights between the Islamic Republic and the Russian Federation.

  • جابری انصاری 2017-01-14 21:05

    Iran, Turkey, Russia huddle in Moscow on Syria 

    TEHRAN – The deputy foreign ministers of Iran, Russia, and Turkey huddled in chilly Moscow on Friday as the troika is making last-ditch efforts to hash out differences over the Syrian crisis in the run-up to the Astana talks due to take place on Jan. 23.

  • Gorbachev 2017-01-03 04:08

    By Eric Walberg

    Glasnost 1988: Historic moment for Iran and Russia

    On January 1, 1988, just a year and a half before he passed away on June 3, 1989, Ayatollah Khomeini made a historic move, reaching out the Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, in a gesture of anti-imperialist solidarity, despite the long hiatus in relations with communist Russia. This was at a time of war against Iraq and continued subversion of Iran by the U.S. and Israel. He sent President Gorbachev his only written message to a foreign leader.

  • boroujerdi 2016-12-30 20:35

    Senior MP: Netanyahu-Abbas talks in Moscow doomed to fail  

    TEHRAN – Alaeddin Boroujerdi, head of the Iranian parliamentary committee for national security and foreign policy, says the planned talks between Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Zionist regime Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will bear no fruit, insisting that resistance defines the fate of the Palestinians.

  • Fall of Berlin Wall 2016-12-29 08:33

    By Priit Vesilind

    25 years on, collapse of Soviet Union still brings cheers—and tears

    The USSR was officially dissolved on December 26, 1991. A veteran National Geographic writer reflects on events that must never be forgotten.