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Russian delegation visits Regional Studies Research Institute of SBU

Published: 2017/07/09 2:21 AM

​The Regional Studies Research Institute (RSRI) of Shahid Beheshti University (SBU) hosted a delegation from the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences on Monday, July 3, 2017. The meeting, which was held in collaboration with Caucasus Studies Foundation and in accordance with the memorandum of understanding signed between the RSRI and the foundation, was attended by faculty members of the RSRI, researchers from the Caucasus Studies Foundation and four members of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Considering the study focus of Russian scholars in the field of philosophy as well as religious and Islamic studies, the main part of the meeting was dedicated to the views of the Russian community towards religion and in particular Islam, the difference between different Islamic religions from the point of view of Russian scholars and the type of approach of the Russian government towards Islam and Muslims. Another topic discussed at the meeting was the relations between Iran and Russia, especially focusing on the current areas of cooperation between the two countries.
The researchers of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, while expressing their desire to engage more with Iranian research institutes, welcomed the development of scientific and research cooperation with the RSRI and the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the two institutes.

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