Wilson Center Experts

Khosrow Shakeri

Visiting Grant
Kennan Institute

Russia and Eurasia
, Ecole des hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales
Wilson Center Project(s):
The Soviet Union and the Soviet Socialist Republic of Iran: The First Attempt to Sovietize the East (Gilan, 1920-21)
Nov 01, 1986
Dec 01, 1986

Project Summary

Researches the Jangali Movement (1915-1921), an anti-foreign movement that sought to liberate Iran from Anglo-Russian influences. Despite its defeat, examines the movement’s lasting influence upon young Iranians opposed to both the Pahlavis and the Islamic State. Attempts to demystify the historical accounts and provide a factual account of the first Soviet diplomatic conflict at the conclusion of the Russian Civil War.