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The Week Ahead: October 22-28

October 28: Ukraine holds parliamentary elections.
October 28: Ukraine holds parliamentary elections.
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, October 22:

EU/Russia: European Parliament Plenary Session in Strasbourg to discuss and vote on common visa restrictions for Russian officials involved in the Sergei Magnitsky case (to October 23).

Kazakhstan/Austria: Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev visits Vienna.

Moldova: The EU-Moldova forum opens in Berlin (to October 23).

Ukraine/Russia: Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow.

UN: Disarmament Week (to October 28).

UN: The 14th session of the Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review Working Group to be held in Geneva.

World: Dubai hosts the World Energy Forum 2012 (to October 24).

TUESDAY, October 23:

EU/Russia: The EU-Russia Center in Brussels hosts a discussion titled "Putin's Dream - The Eurasian Union."

Kazakhstan/Czech Republic: Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev visits Prague (to October 24).

Kazakhstan/Russia/U.S.: A three-man crew of U.S. and Russian astronauts
departing for the International Space Station
from the Russian-leased Baikonur spacer center in Kazakhstan.

Moldova: OSCE holds a training seminar on Internet media for journalists from Belarus, Moldova, and Ukraine in Chisinau.

Russia: Tenth anniversary of the Dubrovka Moscow theater hostage crisis.

UN: UNCTAD launches its Technology and Innovation Report 2012 in Geneva.

WEDNESDAY, October 24:

Iran: UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Iran Ahmed Shaheed presents his report to the 67th session of the UN General Assembly in New York.

Russia: Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov delivers a report to the State Duma in Moscow.

Russia: OSCE Secretary-General Lamberto Zannier to address a Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) meeting in Moscow.

Ukraine/UN: Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review Working Group to review Ukraine.

UN: United Nations Day.

UN: World Development Information Day.

World: The hajj, or annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, begins.

THURSDAY, October 25:

Georgia: Georgian parliament to approve new government.

EU/Balkans: Warsaw hosts the Visegrad Four ministerial meeting with Bulgaria, Romania, and Western Balkan countries.

EU/Russia: European Parliament in Strasbourg to discuss EU-Russia trade relations following Russia's accession to the WTO (to October 26).

EU/Serbia: European Parliament in Strasbourg to discuss procedures for applying the EC-Serbia Stabilization and Association Agreement and the EC-Serbia Interim Agreement.

FRIDAY, October 26:

EU: The winner of the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought 2012 to be announced in Strasbourg.

EU: European Parliament in Strasbourg to discuss the recent elections in Belarus and Georgia.

EU/Pakistan: The European Parliament to discuss and vote on a resolution on discrimination against girls in Pakistan, in particular the case of Malala Yousafzai.

Ukraine: An International Monetary Fund (IMF) delegation visits Kyiv (to November 2).

World: Eid al-Adha (Kurban Bayram) is celebrated across the Muslim world.

SATURDAY, October 27:

Turkmenistan: Independence Day.

EU/Iran: European Parliamentary delegation is scheduled to visit Tehran (to November 2).

SUNDAY, October 28:

Ukraine: Parliamentary elections.

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