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The Week Ahead: August 6-12

August 9: International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples.
August 9: International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples.
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, August 6:

Georgia: Georgia holds a week of remembrance for the victims of the August 2008 war.

Russia: The trial of Russian feminist performance-art group Pussy Riot continues in Moscow.

Serbia: The Guca trumpet festival begins (to August 12).

TUESDAY, August 7:

Azerbaijan/Iran: The trial of Azerbaijani poets arrested in Iran due to begin.

Ukraine: Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych meets Ukrainian intellectuals to discuss the law on the principles of state-language policy.

WEDNESDAY, August 8:

Armenia/Russia: Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow.

THURSDAY, August 9:

UN: International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples.

UN: International Youth Day.

SATURDAY, August 11:

U.S./Middle East: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton travels to Istanbul to hold talks with the Turkish government on the crisis in Syria.

SUNDAY, August 12:

World: London hosts the closing ceremony of the Summer Olympic Games 2012.

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