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The Week Ahead: February 25 - March 3

Tajikistan becomes the 159th WTO member on March 2.
Tajikistan becomes the 159th WTO member on March 2.
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, February 25:

Armenia: Final results of the presidential election in Armenia to be announced.

Azerbaijan/CIS: Baku hosts 16th meeting of heads of CIS state news agencies.

Georgia/Russia: A delegation from Russia’s consumer watchdog visits Georgia to inspect Georgian winemakers and mineral water producers.

The G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group holds a meeting in Moscow to discuss ways to fight corruption, extortion, and money laundering, as well as other corruption-related issues.

: Brussels hosts an EU-Ukraine Summit.

Russia/Syria: Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem visits Moscow for talks.

UN: The Human Rights Council holds its 22nd regular meeting in Geneva (to March 22).

U.S./Russia: Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington hosts a discussion titled "Boris Rabbot and the Shestidesiatniki: The Forgotten Liberals of the 1960s."

WTO: Geneva hosts the WTO's General Council meeting (to February 26).

TUESDAY, February 26:

EU/Azerbaijan: European Policy Center in Brussels hosts a discussion titled "Azerbaijan and the EU: The road ahead?"

U.S./Russia: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov are scheduled to meet in Berlin.

Iran: Kazakhstan's Almaty hosts talks between Iran and world powers on Tehran's nuclear program.

WEDNESDAY, February 27:

EU: European Parliament plenary session begins in Brussels (to February 28).

Kyrgyzstan/Japan: Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev visits Tokyo (to February 28).

Russia/France: French President Francois Hollande visits Moscow, meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

U.S./Eurasia: U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs holds a subcommittee hearing titled "Islamist Militant Threats to Eurasia."

THURSDAY, February 28:

Russia/Serbia: Gazprom head Aleksei Miller is scheduled to visit Serbia.

Vatican: Pope Benedict XVI's resignation as head of the Catholic Church becomes effective.

FRIDAY, March 1:

Georgia/Russia: Next meeting of Russian and Georgian representatives for improving of bilateral relations is scheduled.

Ukraine: Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych holds press conference in Kyiv.

RFE/RL: The 60th anniversary of Radio Liberty's first broadcast.

U.S./Russia: The Carnegie Endowment in Washington hosts a discussion titled "The Stalin Puzzle."

World: International Film Festival on Human Rights opens in Geneva (to March 10).

SATURDAY, March 2:

Russia: Russian opposition plans to hold a protest rally in Moscow and other cities.

Tajikistan: Tajikistan becomes the 159th WTO member.

Kazakhstan: Women's World Team Chess Championship starts in Astana (to March 12).

SUNDAY, March 3:

: Zurich hosts the Russian Economic and Financial Forum (to March 4).