Iran envoy awarded by Russian academy

Moscow, Nov 1, IRNA – The Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences on the 200th anniversary of its establishment awarded Iran's Ambassador to Russia Mehdi Sanaie for his support for expansion of Iran studies in Russia.

Director of the Institute Vitaly Naumkin said the special medal has been given to Sanaie in appreciation of his helpful support and cooperation to expand Iran studies in Russia, hold seminars and publish books and offer other close supports.

More than 400 political and scientific figures from 40 countries and senior Russian officials were attending the ceremony.

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