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The Week Ahead: June 21-27

Kyrgyzstan's interim government to hold a constitutional referendum on June 27.
Kyrgyzstan's interim government to hold a constitutional referendum on June 27.

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

MONDAY, June 21:

: Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan visits Germany (to June 23).

Belarus: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov visits Minsk (to June 22).

Russia: European Parliament President Jerzy Buzek pays an official visit to Moscow (to June 22).

Ukraine: SIPRI hosts a two-day conference on Ukraine's integration into European security cooperation in Stockholm.

World: The PACE summer session opens in Strasbourg (to June 25).

TUESDAY, June 22:

Russia: The 8th Russian Petroleum Congress opens in Moscow (to June 24).

Russia/U.S.: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visits United States (to June 24).

Ukraine: Joint Russian-Ukrainian naval exercises begin in the Black Sea after a seven-year break (to June 25).


Azerbaijan: The Islamic Development Bank holds an investment conference in Baku (to June 24).

THURSDAY, June 24:

Russia/U.S.: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is scheduled to meet with U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House.

FRIDAY, June 25:

Kyrgyzstan: Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) Secretary-General Nikolai Bordyuzha visits Kyrgyzstan.

SATURDAY, June 26:

Russia: Gay pride parade to be held in St. Petersburg.

UN: International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.

UN: International Day in Support of Victims of Torture.

SUNDAY, June 27:

Kyrgyzstan: Kyrgyzstan's interim government to hold a constitutional referendum.

Background: "Kyrgyz Troops Dismantle Osh Barricades; State of Emergency Raises Referendum Doubts" (RFE/RL)

Background: "Kyrgyz Experts, Politicians Voice Opposition to Constitutional Referendum Plans" (

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