The Week Ahead is a detailed listing of key events of the coming week affecting RFE/RL's broadcast region
MONDAY, August 8:
: Peacekeeping exercise "Steppe Eagle - 2011"
with participation of military personnel from Britain, United States, Lithuania, and Kyrgyzstan to be held at the Iliski military training ground near Almaty.
: Seventh session of the Human Rights Council Advisory Committee
begins in Geneva (to August 12).
: Pakistani delegation led by Communications Minister Arbob Olamgir Khan
visits Dushanbe (to August 10).
TUESDAY, August 9:
: Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev travels to Sochi
to hold a meeting with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.
: Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin hosts his Finnish counterpart Jyrki Katainen in Sochi
: International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples
WEDNESDAY, August 10:
: Aktau hosts a meeting of representatives of the Caspian littoral countries
: Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and the Russian Federation.
THURSDAY, August 11:
: Russian Central Election Commission Chairman Vladimir Churov
is scheduled to hold a press conference in Moscow on December parliamentary elections.
: Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev meet in Sochi
FRIDAY, August 12:
: Presidents of Russia and Armenia are expected to exchange views on the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict
: Astana hosts an informal summit of the Collective Security Treaty Organization
(to August 13).
: International Youth Day
SUNDAY, August 14:
: Independence Day