“Iran as we live in”, “Russia and Iran” in Russia

Presenter: Komeil Soheili
Location: Russia (St Petersburg, Rostav na don, Moscow)
Places of venue: British bookstore, Ziderblog anticafe, books and drinks cultural space, etc
Duration:  June, July, August 2013
Number of events: 11
Contributor: Alisa Shablovskaya, a Russian scholar who graduated from Iranian Studies from University of St.Petersburg. She was assisting Komeil Soheili in his presentations in SPB.
Subjects:
- Series of presentations about our personal experience of living and traveling in Iran: The lifestyle of Iran’s younger generation, with examples of ourselves or our close friends.
- Traveling within Iran: Soheili experiences of traveling in Iran and those of foreign travelers who had traveled with him. Traveling within Iran: Soheili experiences of traveling in Iran and those of foreign travelers who had traveled with him in cities like Mashhad, Kashan, etc.
- Intercultural relations between Iran and Russia: Inspirations of Russian great writers from Persian classical poets; Influence of Russian literature in Iranian modern literature and theater; Historical Russian monuments in Iran and vice versa; Russia and Iran in the common history; Iranian movies about Russia, adopted words between Russian and Persian; Russian culture in everyday life of modern Iran.