The Week Ahead is a detailed listing of key events of the coming week affecting RFE/RL's broadcast region.
MONDAY, September 27:
Azerbaijan: Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev pays an official visit to Uzbekistan (to September 28).
Croatia: Croatian Prime Minister Jadranka Kosor is scheduled to address the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
Iraq: UN expert on the human rights of internally displaced persons Walter Kaelin is expected to visit Iraq.
Moldova: Chisinau hosts informal talks in the 5+2 format on the Transdniester settlement process.
Russia: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev makes an official visit to China (to September 28).
Ukraine: Ukrainian Interior Minister Anatoliy Mohylyov visits Poland.
World: World Tourism Day.
WEDNESDAY, September 29:
Black Sea region: Istanbul hosts the Black Sea Energy and Economic Forum 2010 (to October 1).
Russia: International Chess Federation (FIDE) meets in Khanty-Mansiisk to elect a new president, with choice between Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and Anatoly Karpov.
Background: "In Battle For Chess-World Dominance, Eccentric Ilyumzhinov Playing Unbeatable Game" (RFE/RL)
Ukraine: Intergovernmental commission on economic cooperation between Poland and Ukraine meets in Warsaw (to September 30).
THURSDAY, September 30:
Ukraine: The seventh annual Yalta European Strategy forum hosts European and Ukrainian decision makers (to October 3).
FRIDAY, October 1:
SATURDAY, October 2:
World: International Day of Nonviolence.
SUNDAY, October 3:
Bosnia-Herzegovina: General elections.
Iraq: Iraq marks its independence day.
Russia/Ukraine: A number of documents on the Russian-Ukrainian strategic partnership are expected to be signed during the Russia-Ukrainian economic forum in Gelendzhik, southern Russia.
Serbia: Serbian Patriarch Irinej to be enthroned at the Pec Patriarchate in Kosovo.