Senior Advisor to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran, Ph. D. in Political Sciences. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the Russian Federation (2013–2019), head of the Iranian Centre for Russia Studies at Tehran University (2005–2013), a member of Majlis of the Islamic Council (2008–2013). Author of books “On the Great Silk Road”, “Law and Politics in Islam” (textbook), “Relations Between Iran and Russia” (co-authored), “Revival of the Iranian-Islamic Civilization”, “Relations between Iran and Central Asia”, “Conversations about the Future That Isn’t There Yet” (co-authored), and of research articles. Advisor to the Rector of the University of Tehran on Russia and Eurasia. Honorary member of the Union of Writers of Russia.