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The Week Ahead: February 16-22


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, February 16:
Azerbaijan/U.S.: U.S. Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland visits Baku.
Georgia/Armenia: Georgian Parliament speaker David Usupashvili visits Yerevan (to February 18).
Iran/Azerbaijan: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif visits Baku.
Russia: A district court in Moscow is expected to review the case against Sveltana Davydova, a Russian citizen who is accused of treason.
TUESDAY, February 17:
EU/Macedonia: EU Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn visits Skopje.
Georgia/U.S.: U.S. Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland visits Tbilisi.
Iran/Belarus: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif visits Minsk (to February 18).
Russia: The Moscow City Court is expected to hold Navalny brothers' appeal hearing.
Russia/Hungary: Russian President Vladimir Putin visits Budapest, meets with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban.
WEDNESDAY, February 18:
Armenia/U.S.: U.S. Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland visits Yerevan.
EU/Kosovo: EU Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn visits Pristina.

Latvia: Riga hosts an informal meeting of EU defense ministers (to February 19).
U.S.: Washington hosts a Summit on Countering Violent Extremism to coordinate domestic and international efforts against violent extremism.
U.S./Russia: Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington hosts a discussion with Fiona Hill, director of the Center on the United States and Europe, titled Mr. Putin: Understanding the War with the West.
U.S./Russia: Brookings Institution in Washington hosts a discussion titled Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin (and abroad).
THURSDAY, February 19:
Azerbaijan/Georgia: Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov visits Tbilisi.
FRIDAY, February 20:
Ukraine: The first anniversary of the bloodiest day of violence since antigovernment protests began in Ukraine in November 2013.
SATURDAY, February 21:
Russia: Pro-Kremlin demonstrators hold an Anti-Maidan rally in Moscow to protest the ousting of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych last February.
U.S./Pakistan: Atlantic Council in Washington hosts a discussion titled Pakistan’s Youth: Advocates for Change.
SUNDAY, February 22:
Poland/Ukraine: Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski visits Kyiv, meets with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.
U.S.: The 87th annual Academy Awards (Oscars) to be announced in Los Angeles.

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