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The Week Ahead: June 4-10

Composition of the Russian artist Shemyakin, "Children - victims of adult vices" in Moscow, 2011

Composition of the Russian artist Shemyakin, "Children - victims of adult vices" in Moscow, 2011

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

Now on Twitter! Daily updates at @The_Week_Ahead.

MONDAY, June 4:

Armenia/Georgia/Azerbaijan/Turkey/U.S.: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visits Yerevan, Tbilisi, Baku, and Istanbul (to June 7).

Uzbekistan/Russia: Russian President Vladimir Putin visits Tashkent.

Georgia/Turkey: Georgian Prime Minister Nika Gilauri visits Istanbul (to June 6).

Pakistan: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navanethem Pillay visits Islamabad (to June 8).

Russia/U.S.: Book Expo America opens in New York featuring Russia as the guest of honor (to June 7).

Iran: IAEA Board of Governors meeting to discuss Iran.

World: International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression.

TUESDAY, June 5:

Pakistan/EU: EU Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Representative Catherine Ashton launches Pakistan-EU Strategic Dialogue in Islamabad (to June 6).

Moldova/EU: EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Stefan Fuele visits Chisinau.

Estonia: International Conference on Cyber Security opens in Tallinn (to June 8).

Azerbaijan: Baku hosts International Caspian Oil & Gas Exhibition and Conference (to June 8).

Russia/China: Russian President Vladimir Putin visits Beijing (to June 7).

World: Environment Day.


China: Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit takes place in Beijing (to June 7).


Turkey: Global Counterterrorism Forum convenes in Istanbul.

Russia/Kazakhstan: Russian President Vladimir Putin visits Astana (to June 8).

Georgia/Russia: Geneva hosts a new round of UN-sponsored talks between Russia and Georgia (to June 8).

FRIDAY, June 8:

Ukraine/Poland: EURO 2012 football championship starts in the two host countries (to July 1).


Azerbaijan/Georgia/Turkey: International Business Forum takes place in the Turkish city of Kars.

SUNDAY, June 10:

France: The first round of parliamentary elections is held in France.

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