The Week Ahead is a detailed listing of key events of the coming week affecting RFE/RL's broadcast region
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MONDAY, April 14:
: Azerbaijani Defense Minister Zakir Hasanov visits Tehran
(to April 15).
: European Parliament's Plenary Session
opens in Strasbourg (to April 17).
: Luxembourg hosts a EU General Affairs Council meeting
: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif visits Abu Dhabi
(to April 15)
: Moldovan President Nicolae Timofti visits Warsaw
(to April 15).
: Chatham House
in London hosts a discussion titled "Putin and the Oligarch: State and Big Business in Russia
: The 2014 Pulitzer Prizewinners and Nominated Finalists
announced in New York.
: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
(SIPRI) publishes its report on recent trends in military expenditure
TUESDAY, April 15:
: Russia and Belarus conduct joint military exercises
in the Vitebsk region of Belarus (to April 18).
: NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Europe, U.S. Air Force General Philip Breedlove is scheduled to present a U.S. plan to redeploy assets in Europe
as a response to the Ukraine crisis.
: The prime ministers of Belarus, Russia, and Kazakhstan meet in Moscow
to discuss the Eurasian Economic Union foundation treaty.
: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov visits Beijing
: The first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings
that killed three people and wounded more than 264 more to be marked.
WEDNESDAY, April 16:
: Prague hosts another round of talks between Russia and Georgia
on the normalization of bilateral ties.
THURSDAY, April 17:
U.S. Senator John McCain is due to visit Chisinau
: A televised live question-and-answer session with Russian President Vladimir Putin
is scheduled to be held.
: St. Petersburg hosts a Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) Parliamentary Assembly
: Top diplomats from Russia, Ukraine, the United States, and the European Union are scheduled to hold talks in Geneva
on resolving the crisis in Ukraine.
FRIDAY, April 18:
: Chinese Minister of Public Security Guo Shengkun visits Dushanbe
(to April 20).
SATURDAY, April 19:
: Kyrgyz and Tajik prime ministers are expected to meet
over border issues.
SUNDAY, April 20:
: Shamkir hosts an international chess tournament in memory of Vugar Gashimov
(to April 30).
: Christians worldwide celebrate Easter Sunday.