MONDAY, August 15:
Belarus/Russia: Belarusian Prime Minister Mikhail Myasnikovich and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to co-chair a meeting of the Belarusian-Russian Union State's Council of Ministers in Moscow.
Bosnia-Herzegovina: Palestinian Authority President Mahmud Abbas visits Sarajevo (to August 16).
Russia/Iran: Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev is scheduled to visit Tehran to discuss Iran’s nuclear program.
Ukraine: Kyiv's Pechersky District Court resumes hearing the case of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.
Ukraine/Russia: Ukrainian Fuel and Energy Minister Yurii Boiko visits Moscow for gas talks.
TUESDAY, August 16:
Iran/Russia: Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi is scheduled to visit Moscow at the invitation of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (to August 17).
Russia: The MAKS 2011 International Aviation and Space Show opens in the Moscow Oblast town of Zhukovsky (to August 21).
WEDNESDAY, August 17:
Russia: Former USSR President Mikhail Gorbachev gives a press conference in Moscow to mark the 20th anniversary of the August 1991 attempted coup that precipated the collapse of the Soviet Union.
World: Turkey hosts an emergency meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to discuss the famine in Somalia.
THURSDAY, August 18:
Kosovo: Opening of the retrial of former Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague.
FRIDAY, August 19:
Kazakhstan: Kazakhstan holds elections to the upper chamber of its parliament.
Russia: The 20th anniversary of the August 1991 attempted coup that precipated the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Ukraine: Kyiv hosts the fifth World Forum of Ukrainians (to August 21).
SUNDAY, August 21:
World: Water Week 2011 begins in Stockholm (to August 27).