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The Week Ahead: February 8-14

February 10 marks the 120th anniversary of the birth of Russian author Boris Pasternak.

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

MONDAY, February 8:

World: UN Human Rights Council begins its seventh session, with sixteen countries on the agenda, in Geneva (to February 19).

TUESDAY, February 9:

Armenia: Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian pays a two-day working visit to London (PanARMENIAN.Net).

Azerbaijan: Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman visits Baku (to February 11).

Background: "Israeli President's Azerbaijan Trip Breaks New Ground" (RFE/RL)

Russia: NATO's Group of Experts, led by former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, visits Moscow (to February 11).

WEDNESDAY, February 10:

Russia: The 120th anniversary of the birth of Nobel Prize-winning Russian author Boris Pasternak.

Background: "Was Pasternak's Path To The Nobel Prize Paved By The CIA?" (RFE/RL)

Uzbekistan: Uzbek President Islam Karimov in Seoul for a three-day state visit.

THURSDAY, February 11:

Iran: Iran marks the 31st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution.

Background: "Iran's Revolution" (RFE/RL)

SUNDAY, February 14:

Russia: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pays a three-day visit to Moscow (Reuters).

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