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The Week Ahead: April 26 - May 2

The World Expo 2010 opens in Shanghai, China on April 30.

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

MONDAY, April 26:

: Afghan President Hamid Karzai visits India.

Azerbaijan: Armenian, Georgian, and Russian religious leaders to attend the World Religious Leaders Summit in Baku.

Iran: Iranian Foreign Minister Manuchehr Mottaki visits Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Russia: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visits Norway (to April 27).

Russia: Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin visits Ukraine.

Ukraine: 24th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.

World: Global Water Summit 2010 opens in Paris (to April 27).

World: Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) spring session opens in Strasbourg (to April 30).

TUESDAY, April 27:

Kazakhstan: Almaty hosts the 9th Eurasian Media Forum (to April 28).

Russia: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visits Denmark (to April 28).

: Russian and Ukrainian parliaments are set to ratify the Black Sea Fleet pact.

Ukraine: Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych is expected to address the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.

WEDNESDAY, April 28:

CIS: Austria hosts the 4th Vienna Economic Forum for CIS countries and Eastern Europe (to May 1).

World: World Day for Safety and Health at Work.

THURSDAY, April 29:

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to address the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.

Russia: Russian-U.S. consultations on the adoption of Russian children by U.S. families (to April 30).

Ukraine/Belarus: Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych pays an official visit to Minsk.

World: Freedom House publishes its annual Freedom of the Press 2010 report.

World: USCIRF releases its 11th annual report on religious freedom.

FRIDAY, April 30:

Armenia: Czech Prime Minister Jan Fischer visits Yerevan.

Georgia: Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili visits Romania (NOTE: This visit was reported postponed).

Turkmenistan: Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov visits China (to May 2).

World: U.S. State Department issues its annual Country Reports on Terrorism.

World: World Expo 2010 opens in Shanghai, China (to October 31).


World: International Labor Day.

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