The Week Ahead is a detailed listing of key events of the coming week affecting RFE/RL's broadcast region
MONDAY, October 3:
: Russian Interior Minister Rashid Nurgaliyev visits Azerbaijan
: Poland hosts ministerial forum EU-Western Balkans
(to October 4).
: Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kostyantyn Hryshchenko to take part at the autumn session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE)
: Israeli President Shimon Peres is expected to visit Ukraine
to take part in events marking the 70th anniversary of the Babi Yar tragedy.
: Preliminary hearings in a $3.1 billion compensation lawsuit by Boris Berezovsky against Roman Abramovich
are scheduled in London.
: Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia visits Ukraine
: World Habitat Day
: 2011 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine
announced in Stockholm.
TUESDAY, October 4:
: Afghan President Hamid Karzai starts a two-day visit in New Delhi
: Azerbaijan-Russia business forum
to be held in Baku.
: European Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee
to hold a meeting on Afghanistan, Central Asia, and South Caucasus in Brussels (to October 5).
Russia/Georgia: The next round of the Geneva talks between Russia and Georgia
is scheduled to be held.
: 2011 Nobel Prize for Physics
announced in Stockholm.
WEDNESDAY, October 5:
: The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) to discuss the situation of democracy in Armenia
at its autumn session in Strasbourg.
: The IMF mission visits Minsk
to discuss the economic situation with the Belarusian government (to October 17).
: Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite visits Astana
(to October 7).
: Ninth international Orthodox film festival Pokrov
opens in Kyiv ( to October 9).
: 2011 Nobel Prize for Chemistry
to be announced in Stockholm.
: International Teacher’s Day
THURSDAY, October 6:
: French President Nicolas Sarkozy visits Yerevan
: The delegation of the European Union and embassies of the EU member states in Azerbaijan hold the European Movie Festival 2011
in Baku (to October 10).
: Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych is scheduled to visit Athens
(to October 8).
: 2011 Anna Politkovskaya Award
winner to be announced in London.
FRIDAY, October 7:
: Tenth anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan
: French President Nicolas Sarkozy visits Baku
: French President Nicolas Sarkozy is scheduled to make a public speech on Freedom Square in Tbilisi
: The 57th Annual Session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly
opens in Bucharest (to October 10).
: Croatia hosts the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly fall meetings
(to October 10).
: Fifth anniversary of Anna Politkovskaya murder
: 2011 Nobel Peace Prize
to be announced in Oslo.
SUNDAY, October 9:
: The 15th annual Forum 2000 conference
gathers global leaders from politics, academia, religion, business and civil society to discuss key issues facing our civilization (to October 11).