The 1st International congress of the Eurasian Association of Iranists took place on 20-21 February 2019 in Saint-Petersburg. The congress was organized by the RAS Institute of Oriental Manuscripts, the State Hermitage museum and the RAS Institute of Oriental studies.
The representatives of the Ibn Sina Foundation, A.Ranjbari and A. Lukashev, made presentations at the congress. A book exhibition was set up in the “Lotosovaya sutra” hall of the RAS Institute of Oriental Manuscripts. When the exhibition was over, all books were gifted to the Institute.
The forum opening took place in the Hermitage theatre. The speakers included Abuzar Ebrahimi Torkaman (Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance of the Islamic Republic of Iran), I.F. Popova (director of the RAS Institute of Oriental Manuscripts), Gahraman Soleimani (cultural attaché of Iran in Russia), P.B. Lourier (chairman of the management board of the Eurasian Association of Iranists).
Leading Iranists from Russia, Iran, Uzbekistan, USA, UK, Latvia and other countries presented their reports within the framework of four main sections: “Relevant studies”, “Medieval Iran”, “Iran and Syrian Christianity”, “Readings in the remembrance of O.F.Akimushkin”.