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MONDAY, October 1:
Georgia: Parliamentary elections.
Kazakhstan: Astana hosts World Petroleum Council meeting (to October 3).
Russia: The Moscow City Court is set to hear an appeal by three members of the punk group Pussy Riot.
Russia: Moscow's Tverskoy Court is set to consider a ban on the anti-Muslim film "The Innocence Of Muslims."
UN: International Day of Older Persons.
UN: World Habitat Day.
UN: Armenian and Belarus officials to address the UN General Assembly in New York.
Uzbekistan/Turkmenistan: Uzbek President Islam Karimov visits Ashgabat (to October 2).
Council of Europe: Strasbourg hosts the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) autumn session (to October 5).
TUESDAY, October 2:
Bosnia-Herzegovina: Sarajevo hosts a South-East Europe Defense Ministers (SEDM) meeting (to October 4).
Russia/Council of Europe: PACE examines a report on Russia’s compliance with its obligations before the Council of Europe.
UN: International Day of Nonviolence.
World: The winner of the 2012 Martin Ennals award to be announced in Geneva.
World: The "World Development Report 2013" to be published by the World Bank.
WEDNESDAY, October 3:
Azerbaijan/Armenia: European Policy Center in Brussels hosts a discussion of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
Iraq: Baghdad International Film Festival opens (to October 7).
Iraq: International Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition opens in Baghdad (to October 5).
Russia/Georgia: A new round of talks between Russia and Georgia is scheduled to begin in Geneva.
U.S.: First presidential debate between U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney to be held in Denver.
THURSDAY, October 4:
Azerbaijan: Baku hosts the International Humanitarian Forum (to October 5).
Turkmenistan/Azerbaijan: The third meeting of the Azerbaijani-Turkmen Intergovernmental Commission on Economic Cooperation to be held in Ashgabat.
FRIDAY, October 5:
Czech Republic: Ruzyne airport in Prague to be renamed after former President Vaclav Havel on the eve of would have been Havel's 76th birthday.
Russia/Tajikistan: Russian President Vladimir Putin pays an official visit to Dushanbe, which coincides with the 60th birthday of his Tajik counterpart, Emomali Rahmon.
UNESCO: World Teachers' Day.
World: France hosts the Strasbourg World Forum for Democracy (to October 11).
SUNDAY, October 7:
Bosnia-Herzegovina: Local elections.
Russia: Sixth anniversary of the murder of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya.
Russia: Russian President Vladimir Putin celebrates his 60th birthday.