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The Week Ahead: August 15-21


The MAKS 2011International Aviation and Space Show opens in Zhukovsky, near Moscow, on August 16.

The MAKS 2011International Aviation and Space Show opens in Zhukovsky, near Moscow, on August 16.

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


MONDAY, August 15:

Belarus/Russia: Belarusian Prime Minister Mikhail Myasnikovich and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to co-chair a meeting of the Belarusian-Russian Union State's Council of Ministers in Moscow.

Bosnia-Herzegovina: Palestinian Authority President Mahmud Abbas visits Sarajevo (to August 16).

Russia/Iran: Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev is scheduled to visit Tehran to discuss Iran’s nuclear program.

Ukraine: Kyiv's Pechersky District Court resumes hearing the case of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.

Ukraine/Russia: Ukrainian Fuel and Energy Minister Yurii Boiko visits Moscow for gas talks.


TUESDAY, August 16:

Iran/Russia: Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi is scheduled to visit Moscow at the invitation of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (to August 17).

Russia: The MAKS 2011 International Aviation and Space Show opens in the Moscow Oblast town of Zhukovsky (to August 21).


WEDNESDAY, August 17:

Russia: Former USSR President Mikhail Gorbachev gives a press conference in Moscow to mark the 20th anniversary of the August 1991 attempted coup that precipated the collapse of the Soviet Union.

World: Turkey hosts an emergency meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to discuss the famine in Somalia.


THURSDAY, August 18:

Kosovo: Opening of the retrial of former Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague.


FRIDAY, August 19:

Kazakhstan: Kazakhstan holds elections to the upper chamber of its parliament.


Russia: The 20th anniversary of the August 1991 attempted coup that precipated the collapse of the Soviet Union.


Ukraine: Kyiv hosts the fifth World Forum of Ukrainians (to August 21).

UN: World Humanitarian Day.


SUNDAY, August 21:

World: Water Week 2011 begins in Stockholm (to August 27).

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