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The Week Ahead: February 7-13


The Russian opposition holds its regular Day of Wrath rally in Moscow and other cities on February 12.

The Russian opposition holds its regular Day of Wrath rally in Moscow and other cities on February 12.

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


MONDAY, February 7:

Bosnia-Herzegovina: Sarajevo hosts the 27th International Festival "Sarajevo Winter 2011" (to February 28).

India/Pakistan: India and Pakistan hold foreign secretary level talks on the sidelines of a SAARC meeting in Thimpu, Bhutan.

Ukraine: OSCE Chairperson and Lithuanian Foreign Minister Audronius Azubalis visits Kyiv to discuss OSCE work in the country (to February 8).


TUESDAY, February 8:

Azerbaijan: Azerbaijani – Lithuanian business forum opens in Baku (to February 10).

Uzbekistan: Uzbek President Islam Karimov pays an official working visit to Japan (to February 10).

World: Safer Internet Day.


WEDNESDAY, February 9:

U.S./Balkans: Former U.S. President Bill Clinton hosts an event in New York to mark the 15th anniversary of the Dayton agreement. Croatian President Ivo Josipovic is expected to attend and speak at the event.

Moldova: OSCE Chairperson and Lithuanian Foreign Minister Audronius Azubalis visits Chisinau to discuss OSCE work in the country and efforts to resolve protracted conflicts.


THURSDAY, February 10:

Germany/Afghanistan: German Chancellor Angela Merkel is expected to testify before a parliamentary committee on a German-ordered air strike in the northern Afghan province of Kunduz in late 2009.

World: 61st Berlin International Film Festival opens (to February 20).


FRIDAY, February 11:

Iran: Iranians hold a rally to commemorate the 32nd anniversary of the Islamic Revolution. President Mahmud Ahmadinejad is expected to deliver a speech.

Russia/Japan: Moscow hosts negotiations between Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Japanese Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara.


SATURDAY, February 12:

Georgia: Local elections in the breakaway region of Abkhazia.

Russia: The Russian opposition holds its regular Day of Wrath rally in Moscow and other cities.

SUNDAY, February 13:

Russia: UN Human Rights Chief Navi Pillay conducts a high-level official visit to Moscow and St. Petersburg.

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