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Iran - Poland 540 Years of Diplomatic Relations
Sunday, March 1, 2015

Political and cultural relations between Poland and Persia begun centuries ago. In 1474 Amborgio Contarini, the envoy of Venetia, delivered to the Polish king Casimir Jagiellonian  a letter Shah Uzun Hassan. The first documented visit of a Polish envoy, namely Sefer Muratowicz, took place in 1602. Among other duties he was tasked to buy carpet for the Polish court.

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36th Anniversary of Iran Revolution
Saturday, February 7, 2015

The Iranian Revolution refers to events involving the overthrow of the Pahlavi dynasty under Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, who was supported by the United States, and its eventual replacement with an Islamic republic under the Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the leader of the revolution, supported by various leftist and Islamic organizations and Iranian student movements.

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In Memory of Amir Kabir: After 163 Years
Friday, January 9, 2015

Mirza Taqi Farahani was born in 1807 in Farahan, Iran, entitled Ataback-e Azam (The Chief Minister), Amir Nezaam (The Prince of the State), and Amir Kabir (The Great Prince), is one of the greatest politicians in the recent two centuries of Iran. He initiated reforms that marked the effective beginning of the modernisation of Iran.

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31 October 1925: Ending of the Qajar Dynasty
Saturday, November 1, 2014

Stripped of all his remaining powers, Ahmad Shah went into exile with his family in 1923. Ahmad Shah's apparent lack of interest in attending to the affairs of the state and poor health had prompted him to leave Persia on this extended “European Tour.” He was formally deposed on 31 October 1925, when Reza Khan was proclaimed Shah by the Founders Assembly, taking the title Reza Shah Pahlavi. Reza Shah and the Majles thus terminated the Qajar Dynasty and established the Pahlavi Dynasty.

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An Account on Role of Afghan Mujahedeen in Iran-Iraq War
Friday, May 23, 2014

Mohammad Sorour Rajaei
Nobody exactly knows who was the first Afghan combatant who volunteered to take part in Iran-Iraq war and was sent to the Iranian war fronts and nobody also knows from what Afghan province he had hailed. This is an issue, which for certain expediencies, has been largely ignored during the past three decades and has been actually erased from memories. However, now, after the lapse of 26 years from the end of the war, almost everybody knows that many of the emigrants who came to Iran from Afghanistan have been playing their role in various parts of Iran's war fronts with Iraq, both in logistics and in combat.

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Persian Gulf Day
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Iran has designated April 30th as the National Persian Gulf Day. Persian Gulf, a historical waterway, is part of the natural heritage of Iran. The day marks the anniversary of the expulsion of Portuguese military forces from the Strait of Hormuz in 1622, during the reign of Safavid king Shah Abbas I (1587-1629).

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The Invasion of Iran - August 1941
Wednesday, February 12, 2014

David Childs
Perhaps more important, in retrospect, that the Berlin crisis, was the Anglo-Soviet Invasion of Iran. Known as Operation Countenance, the British-Soviet invasion was conducted between 25 August and 17 September 1941. Like neighbouring Turkey, Iran was neutral and wanted to remain so. It was led by the dictatorial, modernising, monarch, Reza Shah.

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Morgan Shuster in Iran
Monday, January 6, 2014

William Morgan Shuster (1877 – 1960), American lawyer, civil servant, and publisher, who is best known as the treasurer-general of Persia by appointment of the Iranian parliament, or Majles, from May to December 1911.

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Antoin Khan and Iran’s Qajar Dynasty
Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Antoin Sevruguin (Russian Антон Васильевич Севрюгин; 1830–1933) was photographer in Iran during the reign of the Qajar dynasty (1785–1925).

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Sattar Khan, Sardar-e Melli: After 100 Years
Sunday, October 20, 2013

Sattar Khan (October 20, 1866 – November 17, 1914), honorarily titled Sardār-e Melli (‎meaning National Commander) was a pivotal figure in the Iranian Constitutional Revolution and is considered by many Iranians to be a national hero. 

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