The Week Ahead is a detailed listing of key events of the coming week affecting RFE/RL's broadcast region.
MONDAY, August 9:
Azerbaijan: Czech military attache visits Baku (to August 12).
Kazakhstan: Japanese Foreign Minister Katsuya Okada visits Astana (to August 11).
Russia: Russian city Pyatigorsk hosts the first pan-Caucasus youth forum Mashuk 2010.
TUESDAY, August 10:
WEDNESDAY, August 11:
Moldova: World Bank President Robert Zoellick visits Chisinau (to August 12).
World: Muslim fasting month of Ramadan begins.
Background: "Factbox: Some Ramadan Questions For Radio Imams" (Reuters)
THURSDAY, August 12:
CIS: Meeting of the CIS Executive Committee experts on border policy (to August 13).
Russia: 10th anniversary of the sinking of the Russian nuclear submarine "Kursk."
World: International Youth Day.
SATURDAY, August 14:
Pakistan: Pakistan marks anniversary of independence.
SUNDAY, August 15:
Russia: A temporary ban on grain exports goes into effect and runs through December 31.