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The Week Ahead: October 29 - November 4


A woman pays tribute to the victims of Soviet repression on Lubyanka Square in Moscow.

A woman pays tribute to the victims of Soviet repression on Lubyanka Square in Moscow.

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, October 29:

Belarus/Russia: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov visits Minsk (to October 30).

Bosnia-Herzegovina/EU/U.S.: EU High Representative Catherine Ashton and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton make a joint visit to Sarajevo.

Bosnia-Herzegovina: UN Special Rapporteur Rashida Manjoo visits Bosnia-Herzegovina to gather information on the issue of violence against women in the country.

Croatia: Croatian Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic to be received by Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican.

Kosovo: PACE rapporteur Bjorn von Sydow visits Kosovo to assess the political situation.

Moldova/Poland: Moldovan Prime Minister Vlad Filat visits Warsaw.

South Caucasus: The leaders of the liberal parties of Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia hold a meeting in Tbilisi (to October 30).

Russia/UN/Syria: United Nations and Arab League Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi visits Moscow.

Russia: Victims of Stalin's terror to be remembered in a ceremony titled "The Return of the Names" in Moscow.


TUESDAY, October 30:

Russia: Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Political Repressions.

Serbia/EU/U.S.: EU High Representative Catherine Ashton and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton make a joint visit to Belgrade.

World: Legatum Institute in London publishes the 2012 Prosperity Index.


WEDNESDAY, October 31:

Kosovo/EU/U.S.: EU High Representative Catherine Ashton and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton make a joint visit to Pristina.

Kyrgyzstan: A trial into the case of ethnic Uzbek journalist Alisher Saipov's murder is expected to open in Kyrgyzstan.


THURSDAY, November 1:

Belarus/Iran: Minsk hosts the Belarus-Iran economic forum.

Russia/U.S.: The adoption agreement between the United States and Russia takes effect.

Russia: International Energy Conference opens in Kaliningrad (to November 2).


FRIDAY, November 2:

U.S./Croatia: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visits Zagreb.


SUNDAY, November 4:

Russia: National Unity Day.

Russia/Egypt: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov visits Egypt.

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