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, July 29:
: Russian and Georgian patriarchs visit Minsk to attend the events marking the 1,025th anniversary of the baptism of Kievan Rus
: The Tbilisi City Court is expected to announce a verdict in former Interior Minister Bacho Akhalaia’s case
: European Union foreign-policy chief Catherine Ashton visits Cairo
to meet with the head of Egypt's armed forces and other officials.
: Israeli and Palestinian senior negotiating teams are set to meet in Washington
to formally resume direct final-status negotiations (to July 30).
: An observation mission from the European Parliament headed by former Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski and former European Parliament President Pat Cox visits Ukraine
: The Atlantic Council
in Washington holds a discussion titled "Iran: How a Third Tier Cyber Power Can Still Threaten the United States
TUESDAY, July 30:
: Presidential election
: The Atlantic Council
in Washington holds a discussion titled "Winding Down the War: What Roles for U.S. and NATO Forces in Afghanistan Post 2014?
WEDNESDAY, July 31:
: The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (U.S. Helsinki Commission) hosts a briefing titled "The New Silk Road Strategy: Implications for Economic Development in Central Asia
: The Carnegie Endowment in Washington holds a discussion titled "The New Political Order/Disorder in Egypt.
: Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives are scheduled to vote on a bill that seeks to cut Iran's oil exports
: U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs holds a hearing titled "The Iran-Syria Nexus and its Implications for the Region
THURSDAY, August 1:
The first free-economic zone is scheduled to be launched.
: Day of Azerbaijani Alphabet and Language
: Georgian government begins compulsory recount of the country's refugees
: A new intellectual property rights (antipiracy) law enters into effect
: Tajik President Emomali Rahmon is scheduled to visit Moscow
: Ukrainians commemorate the 100th anniversary of the death of Lesya Ukrainka
, the foremost female writer in Ukrainian literature and a leading figure in its modernist movement.
: U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs holds a hearing titled "Examining the State Department’s Report on Iranian Presence in the Western Hemisphere
FRIDAY, August 2:
: The 80th anniversary of the end of construction of the White Sea Canal (Belomor Canal),
which connects the Baltic Sea with the White Sea, considered one of the largest forced-labor projects in the history of the Soviet Union
SUNDAY, August 4:
: Presidents of Afghanistan, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and other regional leaders due to attend the inauguration of President-elect Hassan Rohani in Tehran