The Week Ahead is a detailed listing of key events of the coming week affecting RFE/RL's broadcast region.
MONDAY, March 15:
Armenia: Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian visits Berlin.
Turkmenistan: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov visits Ashgabat (to March 16).
TUESDAY, March 16:
Armenia: Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian visits Paris.
Armenia/Russia: Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill I begins a two-day official visit to Armenia.
Belarus: Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka pays an official visit to Venezuela.
Kazakhstan/Uzbekistan: Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev visits Tashkent (to March 17).
Russia/Belarus: Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin takes part in a session of the Russian-Belarusian Council of Ministers in Brest (Reuters).
THURSDAY, March 18:
Russia: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton begins a two-day visit to Moscow.
Russia: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and CSTO Secretary-General Nikolai Bordyuzha sign Joint Declaration on Cooperation in Moscow.
Tajikistan/Turkmenistan: Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov visits Dushanbe.
FRIDAY, March 19:
Russia: Moscow hosts a meeting of the Middle East Quartet and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
SATURDAY, March 20:
Balkans: Slovenian town of Brdo pri Kranju hosts a conference on the EU and Western Balkans.
Iran: Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Mahmud Ahmadinejad address the nation on the eve of the Persian New Year (AFP).
SUNDAY, March 21:
World: International Day of Nowruz.