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The Week Ahead: August 9-15


August 13 marks the 10th anniversary of the sinking of the Russian nuclear submarine "Kursk."

August 13 marks the 10th anniversary of the sinking of the Russian nuclear submarine "Kursk."

The Week Ahead is a detailed listing of key events of the coming week affecting RFE/RL's broadcast region.


MONDAY, August 9:

Azerbaijan: Czech military attache visits Baku (to August 12).

Kazakhstan: Japanese Foreign Minister Katsuya Okada visits Astana (to August 11).

Russia: Russian city Pyatigorsk hosts the first pan-Caucasus youth forum Mashuk 2010.



TUESDAY, August 10:


Iran: Cambodian delegation meets Iranian leaders to sign agreements on cooperation in the oil sector (to August 11).

UN/Afghanistan: UN publishes a report on Afghan civilian deaths.

WEDNESDAY, August 11:

Moldova: World Bank President Robert Zoellick visits Chisinau (to August 12).

World: Muslim fasting month of Ramadan begins.

Background: "Factbox: Some Ramadan Questions For Radio Imams" (Reuters)



THURSDAY, August 12:

CIS: Meeting of the CIS Executive Committee experts on border policy (to August 13).

Russia: 10th anniversary of the sinking of the Russian nuclear submarine "Kursk."

World: International Youth Day.


SATURDAY, August 14:


Pakistan: Pakistan marks anniversary of independence.



SUNDAY, August 15:

Russia: A temporary ban on grain exports goes into effect and runs through December 31.

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