0501 GMT September 23, 2021
Iran and Russia Joint Plan of Action for waiving visa for tourism groups of 5-50 people leads to better deployment of tourism and cultural capacity of the two countries, Burmistrov said.
Highlighting Russia’s support of the Joint Plan of Action, the consul general added that Tehran and Moscow have made several agreements in recent years on expanding tourism to speed up traveling between Iran and Russia.
Travel agencies, he added, now need to take action to play their role while considering social distancing and health protocols.
He referred to programs of teaching Russian and Persian languages in both countries and pointed to the establishment of the Russkiy Mir Foundation in Isfahan in which Iranians learn the Russian language and literature.
The city of Isfahan is the center of Isfahan Province in central Iran. Over two million people live in Isfahan which is a symbol of Iranian culture and history and is a hub of politics, economy, tourism, industry, and science of the country.
The city has been sister with over 15 historical cities around the world, including Saint Petersburg in Russia.