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The Week Ahead: July 30 - August 5

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova (left) and Maria Alyokhina, members of female punk band "Pussy Riot," look out from the defendant's cell in a courtroom in Moscow on July 30.
The Week Ahead is a detailed listing of key events of the coming week affecting RFE/RL's broadcast region.

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MONDAY, July 30:

Bosnia-Herzegovina: The Bosniak member of Bosnia-Herzegovina's tripartite Presidency, Bakir Izetbegovic, visits Turkey (to August 1).

Russia: Trial of feminist Russian punk band Pussy Riot begins in Moscow.

Ukraine: The official parliamentary election campaign in Ukraine starts -- 90 days before election day.

U.S.: U.S. Secretary Hillary Clinton to deliver remarks on the 2011 State of International Religious Freedom report in Washington.

TUESDAY, July 31:

Azerbaijan/France: Azerbaijani and French foreign ministers meet in Paris.

Ukraine: Trial of jailed former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko resumes in Kharkiv.

U.S./Iran: Washington Institute hosts a discussion titled "The Twilight War: The Secret History of America's Thirty-Year Conflict with Iran" in Washington.

U.S.: The 100th anniversary of the birth of Milton Friedman, influential American economist and winner of the 1976 Nobel Prize for Economics.

U.S.: The Department of State releases its annual Country Reports on Terrorism.

WEDNESDAY, August 1:

Kazakhstan: Launch of the Progress M-16M cargo craft is scheduled at Baikonur.

Ukraine/Tajikistan: The days of Ukrainian culture to be held in Tajikistan (to August 8).

U.S./Ukraine: Carnegie Endowment hosts a discussion titled "A Closer Look at Ukraine's Foreign Policy" in Washington.

World: CSIS hosts a discussion titled "AIDS 2012: What Happened and What's Next?" in Washington.

World: International Locarno Film Festival opens (to August 11).

THURSDAY, August 2:

Russia/UK: Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the 2012 London Olympics and meets British Prime Minister David Cameron.

SUNDAY, August 5:

Croatia: Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day in Croatia.

Russia/India: Annual Russian-Indian joint counterterrorism military exercises to begin in Buryatia.

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