The project is being implemented based on a memorandum of understanding (MOU), which will be signed in Tehran on Wednesday by the Institute of Iran and Eurasia Studies (IRAS), Saint Petersburg State University and the University of Tehran, the IRAS Institute announced on Tuesday.
The MOU will be inked by IRAS director Mehdi Sanaei, Saint Petersburg State University rector Nikolai Kropachev and University of Tehran director Mahmud Nili Ahmadabadi.
Founded in 2004, the IRAS is active as an independent, non-profit, non-governmental think tank and publisher based in Tehran.
The institute announced that the Iranistica Encyclopedia project will be compiled with contributions from experts on Iranian studies from both Iran and Russia.
The encyclopedia will become the primary source for Russian academia in the field of Iranian and Eurasian studies.