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, March 4:
: NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen visits Kabul for talks with Afghan President Hamid Karzai
: The Prague-based NGO People in Need gives its annual Homo Homini prize to Azerbaijani human rights lawyer Intigam Aliyev.
: The 15th One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival
opens in Prague (to March 13).
: The president and prime minister of Georgia are scheduled to meet
: Egyptian Prime Minister Hisham Qandil visits Baghdad
: The chairman of Germany’s European Affairs Committee, Gunther Krichbaum, visits Moldova
(to March 6).
: A Moscow court holds a preliminary hearing in the trial of Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky
, who died in pretrial detention in 2009.
: Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic is scheduled to meet his Kosovo counterpart, Hashim Thaci
, in Brussels.
: Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin
, hold a meeting in Moscow, with energy-cooperation issues high on the agenda.
: Sotheby's selling exhibition of contemporary art from Central Asia and Caucasus
opens in London (to March 12).
: Washington hosts a Russia-related forum hosted
by the Foreign Policy Initiative, Freedom House, and the Institute of Modern Russia.
: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visits Riyadh for talks with the Gulf monarchies on Iran and Syria
TUESDAY, March 5:
: A German delegation led by the Bundestag President Norbert Lammert visits Yerevan
(to March 7).
: The 60th anniversary of the death of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin
: The 60th anniversary of the death of Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev
: Carnegie Endowment in Washington hosts a discussion titled "Confronting the Bomb: Pakistani and Indian Scientists Speak Out.
: Wilson Center in Washington hosts a discussion titled "Stalin’s Curse: Battling for Communism in War and Cold War.
WEDNESDAY, March 6:
: Hudson Institute in Washington hosts a discussion titled "The Rise of Islamism: Its Impact on Religious Minorities.
: Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies hosts a discussion titled "Why Russia Is Not Stuck in the Cold War and Why That Is a Problem.
THURSDAY, March 7:
: Afghanistan’s ancient city of Herat hosts the country’s first International Women’s Film Festival
(to March 9).
: Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius visits Yerevan
: The Hague hosts an event to mark the 20th anniversary of the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities
FRIDAY, March 8:
: International Women's Day
SATURDAY, March 9:
: Georgian folk dance group Erisioni performs
at the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow.