Julia Sveshnikova

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow in late March as his last official trip before upcoming presidential elections. Image by Ed Woodhouse/Al-Monitor. 

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Was Rouhani’s visit to Russia actually successful?

Wednesday, Apr. 5, 2017 | Julia Sveshnikova, Contributor

Although Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's visit to Moscow resulted in his signing numerous cooperation agreements, the main purpose may have been less about substance and more about show.

Why Iran won’t work as a bargaining chip between Russia, US

Friday, Mar. 3, 2017 | Julia Sveshnikova, Contributor

Russia and Iran have enough overlapping interests to keep their relationship strong, even if the United States tries to interfere.

What Iran's presidential election means for Russia

Monday, Dec. 5, 2016 | Julia Sveshnikova, Contributor

As Russia’s and Iran’s foreign policies become congruent, Russia looks to Iran’s 2017 elections for clues into their future relationship.

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Julia Sveshnikova is a research fellow at the Expert Institute of the National Research University's Higher School of Economics and a consultant at the Center for Political Studies of Russia. She obtained her master’s degree in Islamic studies from the International Islamic University Malaysia.

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