||Introduction: Empires and Revolutions since 1800 : Iranian-Russian Encounters / Stephanie Cronin -- The Impact of Imperial Russia and the Soviet Union on Qajar and Pahlavi Iran : Notes toward a Revisionist Historiography / Afshin Matin-asghari -- Part One. Romanovs and Qajars -- The early Qajars and the Russian Wars / Maziar Behrooz -- Khosrow Mirza's mission to Saint Petersburg in 1829 / Firuza Abdullaeva -- Russian Land Acquisition in Iran : 1828 to 1911 / Morteza Nourai and Vanessa Martin -- How Russia hosted the entrepreneur who gave them indigestion : New revelations on Hajj Kazem Malek al-Tujjar / Fatema Soudavar -- Deserters, Converts, Cossacks and Revolutionaries : Russians in Iranian Military Service, 1800-1920 / Stephanie Cronin -- Part Two. Revolutionary Russia and Iran; Revolutionary Iran and Russia -- The Question of the Iranian Ijtima'iyun-e 'Amiyun Party / Sohrab Yazdani -- Georgian Sources on the Iranian Constitutional Revolution (1905-1911) : Sergo Gamdlishvili's Memoirs of the Gilan Resistance / Iago Gocheleishvili -- Constitutionalists and Cossacks : the Constitutional Movement and Russian Intervention in Tabriz, 1907-1911 / James Clark -- Part Three. Pahlavi Iran and the Soviet Union -- Duping the British and outwitting the Russians : Iran's foreign policy, the "Bolshevik threat," and the genesis of the Soviet-Iranian Treaty of 1921 / Oliver Bast -- The Comintern, the Soviet Union and Working Class Militancy in Interwar Iran / Touraj Atabaki -- An Iranian-Russian Cinematic Encounter / Emily Jane O'Dell -- The Impact of Soviet Contact on Iranian Theatre : Abdolhossein Nushin and the Tudeh Party / Saeed Talajooy -- Part Four. The Islamic Republic and post-Soviet Russia -- Iran, Russia and Tajikistan's Civil War / Muriel Atkin -- Iran and Russia : a Tactical Entente / Clément Therme.