The Week Ahead is a detailed listing of key events of the coming week affecting RFE/RL's broadcast region.
MONDAY, January 18:
Armenia/Russia: Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian pays a short working visit to Moscow.
Turkey: Turkey releases, Mehmet Ali Agca, convicted of shooting Pope John Paul II in 1981, from prison.
Background: "Pope John Paul II Gunman Calls For 'New American Empire'" (Reuters)
World: World Future Energy Summit opens in Abu Dhabi (to January 21).
TUESDAY, January 19:
Russia: 1st anniversary of the murder of lawyer Stanislav Markelov and journalist Anastasia Baburova.
Background: "Russian Rights Activists Push For Memorial To Slain Lawyer, Journalist" (RFE/RL)
World: The 2010 edition of UNESCO’s "Education For All Global Monitoring Report" presented in New York.
WEDNESDAY, January 20:
Afghanistan: Afghanistan Reconstruction Summit opens in Istanbul (to January 21).
Armenia: OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs visit Yerevan (PanARMENIAN.Net).
Azerbaijan: 20th anniversary of Black January events, in which Soviet troops opened fire on demonstrators in Baku.
Background: "Azerbaijan Still Struggles For Freedom" (RFE/RL)
THURSDAY, January 21:
Azerbaijan: OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs visit Baku (APA).
Georgia/Estonia: Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili visits Estonia (Reuters).
Poland/Czech Republic: Polish President Lech Kaczynski visits the Czech Republic (CTK).
World: World Bank presents its "Global Economic Prospects 2010" report.
FRIDAY, January 22:
Serbia: The Serbian Orthodox Church expected to elect new patriarch (B92).
Background: "Faithful Mourn Serbian Patriarch Pavle In Belgrade" (RFE/RL)