Iran Russia

Iran, Russia launch first visa-free flights for tourists

The head of Russia’s trade mission in Iran Rustam Zhiganshin said the first visa-free flights of tourist groups had started between Iran and Russia.

Iran Economy

Iran, Russia finalizing contract for constructing strategic railway

After officials from Iran and Russia inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the construction operation of the Rasht-Astara Railway, a trade contract for the project is on the verge of finalization, an official said.


Russia’s largest bank launches money transfer service with Iran

Russia’s largest lender, state-owned Sberbank, on 7 September announced the launch of a new service that allows its clients to transfer money to Iran.

Financial Markets

Russia sends first cargo to Saudi Arabia via Iranian railway

Russia has for the first time exported a cargo to Saudi Arabia using a multimodal way of transport running through Iran, Managing Director of the Islamic Republic of Iran Railways Miad Salehi said.


Russia hopes to begin construction of Rasht-Astara railroad project by yearend

Russian Deputy Transportation Minister Dmitry Zverev has expressed hope that his country will begin construction of Rasht-Astara railroad by the end of 2023.


Iran ready to increase transit from Russia by 700%: Official

Referring to a 70% increase in Iranian transit from Russia, Managing General of the Islamic Republic of Iran Railways has voiced Iran’s readiness to increase the country’s transit from Russia by 700%.


President of Russia Chamber of Commerce congratulates election of new Iranian counterpart

President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation Sergey Katyrin has congratulated his Iranian counterpart on being elected to the post.

Iran Chamber

Iran, Russia sign contract to start railway project

Iran and Russia have signed a contract that details the road ahead for construction of a key railway in Iran as part of the International North–South Transport Corridor (INSTC).


Russia likely to remove tourist visas for Iranian visitors in near future: Ambassador

Russian Ambassador to Iran Alexey Dedov said that his country may remove visa requirements for tourist travels by Iranians in the near future.

Joint Chambers

Russia private sector says trade with Iran grew to $4.9 billion in 2022

President of Russia’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TPPRF) says bilateral trade with Iran rose by a fifth last year.