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The Week Ahead: September 2-8

September 8: The parliament of Russia's North Caucasus Republic of Ingushetia elects the republic's leader.
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, September 2:

Azerbaijan: The U.S.-based rights watchdog Human Rights Watch (HRW) to release a report on human rights in Azerbaijan.

Caucasus: The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) holds a meeting in Dubrovnik to discuss the forthcoming presidential elections in Azerbaijan and Georgia.

Georgia: Tbilisi hosts a meeting of representatives of Georgian diplomatic missions abroad.

Moldova/Russia: Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin visits Chisinau.

Moldova/Sweden: Swedish Parliament President Per Westerberg pays a working visit to Chisinau.

NATO: Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen holds a press conference in Brussels.

TUESDAY, September 3:

Armenia/Russia: Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian makes a working visit to Moscow, meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

China/Turkmenistan: Chinese President Xi Jinping pays an official visit to Turkmenistan (to September 4).

Kyrgyzstan: Kyrgyz parliament resumes work.

Ukraine: Ukrainian parliament holds its first session after its summer break.

WEDNESDAY, September 4:

Council of Europe: The PACE Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights examines a report by Andreas Gross entitled “Refusing impunity for the killers of Sergei Magnitsky” and adopts a draft resolution.

Georgia: Georgian Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili holds press conference in Tbilisi.

THURSDAY, September 5:

EU: Vilnius hosts an informal EU defense ministers meeting.

China/Russia: Chinese President Xi Jinping attends the eighth G20 Summit in St. Petersburg (to September 6).

G20/Russia: St.Petersburg hosts the G20 Leaders' Summit (to September 6)

Russia: Kazan International Festival of Muslim Cinema opens (to September 11).

FRIDAY, September 6:

Council of Europe: The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Monitoring Committee in Paris is scheduled to review reports on Moldova, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Russia, and Georgia.

EU: Vilnius hosts an informal meeting of the EU foreign ministers (to September 7).

EU/Ukraine: Ukrainian parliament speaker Volodymyr Rybak visits Vilnius to meet with EU officials.

Kazakhstan/China: Chinese President Xi Jinping pays an official visit to Astana (to September 8).

Russia: A final campaign rally in support of opposition leader Aleksei Navalny's Moscow mayoral bid to be held in Moscow.

SATURDAY, September 7:

Georgia: The registration of candidates for the October 27 presidential election begins in Georgia (to September 17).

Russia/Moldova: Russian Patriarch Kirill visits Chisinau.

World: 90th anniversary of the foundation of Interpol, the international criminal police organization.

SUNDAY, September 8:

Kosovo/Serbia: A meeting between prime ministers Ivica Dacic and Hashim Thaci begins in Brussels.

Macedonia: Independence Day.

Russia: Mayoral election in Moscow.

Russia: The parliament of Russia's North Caucasus Republic of Ingushetia elects the republic's leader.

UN: International Literacy Day.

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