The Week Ahead is a detailed listing of key events of the coming week affecting RFE/RL's broadcast region.
MONDAY, October 25:
Belarus: Experts from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) visit Belarus to investigate the death of Belarusian opposition journalist Aleh Byabenin.
CIS: Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) rapid reaction forces exercises begin in Russia's Chelyabinsk region (to October 29).
Kazakhstan: Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbaev visits Brussels, meets EU leaders (to October 26).
Serbia: Serbia's bid to join the EU to be discussed at the EU foreign ministers meeting in Luxembourg.
Russia: Geneva hosts an informal round of multiparty consultations on Russia's accession to the WTO (to October 26).
Ukraine: Annual Ukraine-EU meeting at the level of foreign ministers starts in Brussels (to October 26).
TUESDAY, October 26:
Afghanistan: British House of Commons holds hearing on Afghanistan in London.
Iraq: Iraq Mega Projects conference opens in Istanbul (to October 28).
Russia/Chechnya: A Polish court in Warsaw is scheduled to hold a hearing on the temporary arrest of Ahmed Zakaev, who was detained in September under an international warrant issued by Russia.
WEDNESDAY, October 27:
Armenia/Azerbaijan: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev hosts a meeting of the presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan in Astrakhan. Nagorno-Karabakh to be the subject of this trilateral meeting.
Kazakhstan: Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbaev visits France, meets with French President Nicolas Sarkozy (to October 28).
Russia/Poland: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov makes a working visit to Warsaw (to October 28).
Russia/Ukraine: Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin attends Russian-Ukrainian meeting on economic cooperation in Kyiv.
Ukraine: EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht visits Kyiv (to October 28).
THURSDAY, October 28:
Azerbaijan: A joint report by international NGOs following their recent international freedom of expression mission to Azerbaijan to be launched in London.
Azerbaijan/Ukraine: Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev visits Ukraine, meets with Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.
CIS/OSCE: The international parliamentary conference "The OSCE and the CIS: New Opportunities and Prospects" opens in St Petersburg.
SATURDAY, October 30:
Afghanistan: The Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan is scheduled to announce final results of the September 18 Afghan parliamentary elections.
Russia: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev attends the second ASEAN-Russian summit in Hanoi, Vietnam (to October 31).
SUNDAY, October 31:
Russia: Russian opposition to hold a rally in Moscow’s Triumph Square and other Russian cities.
Ukraine: Regional elections.