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The Week Ahead: February 27 - March 4

March 4: Presidential Election in Russia.
March 4: Presidential Election in Russia.
The Week Ahead is a detailed listing of key events of the coming week affecting RFE/RL's broadcast region.

Now on Twitter! Daily updates at @The_Week_Ahead.

MONDAY, February 27:

Armenia: EU to hold visa facilitation talks with Armenia in Yerevan.

Azerbaijan: International Crisis Group publishes a report titled "Tackling Azerbaijan’s IDP Burden."

Balkans: Croatian Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic to visit Bosnia-Herzegovina.

EU: The EU Foreign Affairs Council meets to exchange views on recent developments in Belarus, the South Caucasus, and in Serbia and Kosovo.

Iran: Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi to hold news conference in Geneva.

Moldova: EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht makes an official visit to Moldova.

Pakistan: Chief of General Staff of Pakistani Armed Forces Khalid Shameem Wynne visits Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan.

Tajikistan: An EU-Tajikistan Cooperation Council to take place in Brussels.

Ukraine: Kyiv's Pechersky District Court to announce a verdict against former Ukrainian Interior Minister Yuriy Lutsenko.

UN: The 19th session of the UN Human Rights Council opens in Geneva (to March 23).

TUESDAY, February 28:

EU: EU General Affairs council to examine if Serbia can be granted the status of EU candidate country.

Georgia: EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht makes an official visit to Georgia.

Iran: Amnesty International to publish a report on the repression of dissent in Iran.

Moldova: Official 5+2 talks on the Transdniestrian conflict are scheduled to begin in Dublin (to February 29).

Russia: Russia chooses its Person of the Year 2011.

Russia/EU: The European Parliament's subcommittee on human rights holds a hearing about the human rights situation in Russia.

UN: International conference on disarmament to be held in Geneva.

WEDNESDAY, February 29:

Azerbaijan: Human Rights Watch releases a report on the unlawful expropriations and house demolitions in the Azerbaijani capital.

Russia: The PACE observer delegation begins its work ahead of the March 4 presidential election in Russia.

Turkmenistan: Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov is scheduled to visit Turkey.

U.S./Russia: Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington to hold a discussion titled "The End of the Post-Soviet Period in Russian Foreign Policy: What is Next?"

U.S./Russia: Carnegie Endowment in Washington to hold a discussion titled "Presidential Elections in Russia: What's Next?"

THURSDAY, March 1:

Armenia: Armenian opposition to hold rally in Yerevan.

Azerbaijan: EU to hold visa facilitation talks with Azerbaijan in Baku (to March 2).

EU: Brussels hosts an European Council meeting (to March 2).

U.S./Russia: The Heritage Foundation in Washington to hold an event titled "Russian Pre-Election Situation and its Political and Policy Implications."

FRIDAY, March 2:

Iran: Parliamentary Elections.

Moldova: The 20th anniversary of the beginning of the Transdniester conflict.

Pakistan: Senate Elections.

World: International Film Festival on Human Rights opens in Geneva (to March 11).

SATURDAY, March 3:

Moldova: A joint sitting of the Governments of Romania and Moldova to be held in the Romanian city of Iasi.

SUNDAY, March 4:

Kyrgyzstan: Local Elections.

Russia: Presidential Election.

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