The Week Ahead is a detailed listing of key events of the coming week affecting RFE/RL's broadcast region.
MONDAY, November 29:
Iran: President Mahmud Ahmadinejad is to give a press conference covering Iran's economy and its controversial nuclear program.
Moldova: Moldovan Central Election Commission expected to release final results from the November 28 parliamentary elections.
Russia: 17th International Russian Banking Forum starts in London (to December 2).
TUESDAY, November 30:
Afghanistan: First International Conference on Investment in Afghanistan opens in Dubai.
Kazakhstan: U.S. Secretary Hillary Clinton travels to Astana to attend the Summit of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) as head of the U.S. delegation.
Russia: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev makes annual address to parliament.
WEDNESDAY, December 1:
CSTO: Belarus takes over as chairman of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO).
OSCE: Astana hosts the OSCE Summit of Heads of State or Government of the 56 OSCE participating states and partner countries (to December 2).
UN: World AIDS Day.
THURSDAY, December 2:
Kyrgyzstan: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton holds talks in Bishkek with senior officials, including President Roza Otunbayeva.
Russia: CNN's "Larry King Live" to air an interview with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.
Russia: Winner of the Russian Booker literature prize to be announced.
FRIDAY, December 3:
Russia: Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi makes a working visit to Sochi.
UN: International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
SUNDAY, December 5:
Iraq: Iraq is scheduled to begin its first full census since 1987 (NOTE: The census has reportedly been postponed).
Turkmenistan: Local elections.
UN: International Volunteer Day.
The Week Ahead: November 29 - December 5
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