Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the Russian Federation. Head of the Iranian Centre for Russia Studies at Tehran University (2005–2013), a member of Majlis of the Islamic Council (2008–2013), Candidate of Science (Political Studies). Author of books “On the Great Silk Road”, “Law and Politics in Islam” (textbook), “Relations Between Iran and Russia” (co­auth.), “Revival of the IranianIslamic Civilization” (Vozrozhdenie irano­islamskoj civilizacii), “Relations between Iran and Central Asia”, and of research articles. Mr. Sanaei is Honorary member of the Union of Writers of Russia, a member of Kazakhstan Academy of Social Sciences.