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The Week Ahead: October 13-19

96235 01/01/1972 Reproduction of "Writer Lermontov" by Pavel Bunin. RIA Novosti / RIA Novosti

96235 01/01/1972 Reproduction of "Writer Lermontov" by Pavel Bunin. RIA Novosti / RIA Novosti

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 13:
Bosnia-Herzegovina: International election observers hold press conference on the results of the October 12 general elections in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
China/Russia: Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang visits Moscow (to October 14).
EU: European Parliament's Subcommittee on Human Rights meet in Brussels to discuss Iraq, Syria, and other human rights issues.
Russia/Azerbaijan: Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu visits Baku.
TUESDAY, October 14:
UK: The Man Booker Prize winner announced in London.
UK/Georgia: Chatham House in London hosts a discussion titled "Abkhazia: Developments in the Domestic and Regional Context."
WEDNESDAY, October 15:
Iran: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry hold trilateral talks in Vienna over Tehran’s nuclear energy program.

Iran: London hosts the Europe-Iran Business Forum (to October 16).

China/Italy: Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang visits Rome and Milan (to October 17).
Russia: Russian writer and poet Mikhail Lermontov's 200th birthday anniversary.
THURSDAY, October 16:
EU: European Parliament's 2014 Sakharov Prize winner announced in Brussels.
Italy: Milan hosts the 10th Asia-Europe Meeting Summit (to October 17).

Russia/Serbia: Russian President Vladimir Putin visits Belgrade.
FRIDAY, October 17:
SATURDAY, October 18:
Azerbaijan: Independence Day.

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