Vladimir Evseev, political analyst

1954 - Born in Yakutia
1981 - Joins Soviet army
1986 - Graduates, Military Engineering Institute
1996 - Receives degree in geophysical security
1998 - Receives PHD in technical sciences
2002 - Assistant to Vice Chairman, Yabloko political party
2002 - Assistant to Russian State Duma deputy A.G. Arbatov
2004 - Senior associate, Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Centre for International Security, Russian Academy of Sciences
2004 - Senior specialist, Department of Sciences, Russian Academy of Sciences
2005 - U.S. Defense Department Senior Executive Course, Asia Pacific Centre for Security Studies

Today we are talking about Iran. Russian President Vladimir Putin is on a visit to Iran on Tuesday - the first Russian leader’s visit to this country since Joseph Stalin participated in the 1943 Tehran allies’ conference. This time Iran’s capital hosts a different summit - a meeting of the heads of the 5 Caspian nations. What is on the agenda of this summit? May this visit help to break through the crisis over Iran’s nuclear programme? To answer these questions, our guest is political analyst Vladimir Evseev.