Ep.2 – Iran and Tatarstan’s relations

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Ep.2 - Iran and Tatarstan's relations
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In this episode of the “Geopolitical Report” podcast series by SpecialEurasia, we examined the relationship between Iran and Tatarstan. We also explored the ramifications discussed in a recent interview conducted by the Iranian Consul General in Kazan, Davud Mirzakhani, with the media agency Tatar-Inform.

The episode underscores the pivotal role played by Tatarstan in advancing the Moscow-Tehran relationship, underscoring its significance in shaping the Kremlin’s foreign policy in the Middle East and the Arab-Muslim world.

Furthermore, the discussion sheds light on the collaborative efforts between Iran and Russia in bolstering each other against shared challenges, particularly those posed by Western sanctions. The examination focuses on Russia’s evaluation of Islamic Banking in Tatarstan, Bashkortostan, Chechnya, and Dagestan. It suggests that cooperation between Kazan and Tehran could help Moscow achieve its strategic goals in this area.

Moreover, the podcast scrutinises Iran’s collaboration with the Eurasian Economic Union, emphasising Tatarstan’s supportive role in facilitating the growth of bilateral trade volume. This aspect of the episode underscores the multifaceted nature of Iran’s regional engagements, showcasing its commitment to fostering economic ties within the Eurasian context.

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The analysis suggests that Tatarstan’s involvement not only amplifies the synergy between Iran and the Eurasian Economic Union but also enhances the economic landscape of the broader region. As geopolitical dynamics continue to evolve, this podcast serves as a valuable resource for understanding the nuanced relationships and strategic implications inherent in the Iran-Tatarstan dynamic.

To summarise, the “Geopolitical Report” episode presents a view of the changing dynamics between Iran and Tatarstan, shedding light on the wider geopolitical context. By exploring the multifaceted collaborations between Tehran and Moscow, as well as the supportive role of Kazan, the episode sheds light on the intricate interplay of political, economic, and strategic interests in the region.


For those with an interest in acquiring comprehensive insights into political and economic dynamics of Iran-Russia relations and Tatarstan’s role in the Russian foreign policy, we encourage you to reach out to our team by sending an email to info@specialeurasia.com. We are poised to facilitate an assessment of the opportunity for you to obtain a meticulously crafted and specialised report tailored to your intelligence needs.