عنوان مقاله [English]
The relations between Iran and Russia have existed from long time back in several sphere and most of the time Russia had the upper hand. The occurrence of Islamic revolution in Iran changed the pattern of our foreign relations. Iran and Russia continued their relations thereafter despite mutual suspicions about each other with ups and downs. The question of Ukraine in recent years has dramatically affected the relations between Russia and West and has led to tension between Russia and the West headed by the United States and European Union. In this direction last year several economic sanctions were imposed on Russian Federation. This forced Russia to substitute the Western partners with Eastern countries. This question apparently brought Russia closer to Iran. The present article wants to answer this question that what has been the impact of sanctions imposed on Russian Federation on relations with Islamic Republic of Iran. The underlying hypothesis is that the sanctions imposed by Western countries forced Russia to improve her politico-economic relations with Iran and has led to closer relations between the two. The present paper has examined the relations of Iran and Russia by a descriptive-analytical method.