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).