The Week Ahead is a detailed listing of key events of the coming week affecting RFE/RL's broadcast region.
MONDAY, November 15:
Belarus: EU's Enlargement and Neighborhood Commissioner Stefan Fule visits Minsk.
Bosnia-Herzegovina: Serbian President Boris Tadic visits Banja Luka to attend the inauguration of the new president of Republika Srpska, Milorad Dodik.
Russia: Moscow hosts the second Russian film festival "Profession: Journalist" (to November 19).
Russia/Lebanon: Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri visits Moscow (to November 16).
Serbia/Czech Republic: Serbian Prime Minister Mirko Cvetkovic visits Prague, meets with Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas and President Vaclav Klaus.
World: Day of the Imprisoned Writer.
TUESDAY, November 16:
Russia: First anniversary of the controversial death in police custody of a Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky.
Russia: President of Slovenia Danilo Turk visits Moscow (to November 19).
Russia: Trial opens of suspected murderers of Chechen dissident Umar Israilov in Vienna.
WEDNESDAY, November 17:
Armenia/Russia: Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian visits Moscow, meets with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.
Belarus: The Odessa-Brody oil pipeline from Ukraine to Belarus is scheduled to test its pumping.
Iran/Azerbaijan: Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad visits Baku (to November 18).
World: International Students' Day.
THURSDAY, November 18:
Azerbaijan: Baku hosts the third Caspian Summit. Presidents of the five Caspian littoral countries (Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Turkmenistan) are expected to attend.
EU: Berlin hosts the second meeting of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum.
FRIDAY, November 19:
NATO: NATO summit of heads of state and government opens in Lisbon (to November 20).
SATURDAY, November 20:
Russia: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev attends NATO-Russia Council meeting in Lisbon.