Russia strengthens cooperation with Iran

During his visit to Russia, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi met with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, addressed State Duma deputies and business representatives. RISS senior expert Marianna Bakonina speaks about the avenues and prospects for cooperation between Russia and Iran.


  • Russia plays an important role in Iran's multi-vector foreign policy. However, economic cooperation between Moscow and Teheran lags behind the level of its political and military cooperation.

  • Preliminary work on a new agreement on strategic cooperation for 20 years between Iran and Russia has already started. This agreement would encompass not only economic dimensions, but also military cooperation.

Iran Ebrahim Raisi Marianna Bakonina