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The Week Ahead: April 4-10


Events to commemorate the first anniversary of the Smolensk, Russia, airplane disaster that killed Polish President Lech Kaczynski and other dignitaries to be held in Smolensk and Poland on April 10.

Events to commemorate the first anniversary of the Smolensk, Russia, airplane disaster that killed Polish President Lech Kaczynski and other dignitaries to be held in Smolensk and Poland on April 10.

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


MONDAY, April 4:

Armenia/Serbia: Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian pays an official visit to Belgrade (to April 5).

Georgia: Georgian Foreign Minister Grigol Vashadze pays a working visit to Spain.

Greece/Azerbaijan: Greek President Karlos Papoulias visits Baku, meets with President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev (to April 6).

Kazakhstan: Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) issues a statement of preliminary election-monitoring findings at a press conference in Astana.


TUESDAY, April 5:

Belgium/Russia: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev meets with Crown Prince Philippe of Belgium in Moscow.

Georgia/Moldova: Moldova, Georgia, and six other countries to participate in NATO’s Viking military exercises (to April 17).

Pakistan: British Prime Minister David Cameron visits Islamabad.

Russia: Moscow hosts the International Energy Forum (to April 9).

Russia: Ramzan Kadyrov to be inaugurated for second term as president of the North Caucasus Republic of Chechnya.

Russia: Russia is scheduled to launch a Soyuz-21 spacecraft to the International Space Station from Baikonur, Kazakhstan.

Ukraine: Ukraine and the European Union to have another round of negotiations on the Association Agreement in Brussels.


THURSDAY, April 7:

Kyrgyzstan: Kyrgyzstan to mark the first anniversary of the uprising that toppled former Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiev.

World: U.S. State Department releases the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2010.

World: World Health Day.


FRIDAY, April 8:

Armenia: Armenian National Congress is expected to hold a protest rally.

Ukraine: Foreign ministers of CIS countries meet in Kyiv.

World: International Roma Day.


SUNDAY, April 10:

Russia: Russian opposition is scheduled to hold a Day of Wrath protest in Moscow.

Russia/Poland: Events to commemorate the first anniversary of the Smolensk, Russia, airplane disaster that killed Polish President Lech Kaczynski and other dignitaries to be held in Smolensk and Poland.

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