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The Week Ahead: February 3-9

February 8 marks the thirtieth anniversary of the Sarajevo Winter Olympic Games.
February 8 marks the thirtieth anniversary of the Sarajevo Winter Olympic Games.
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 3:

Azerbaijan: OSCE Minsk group co-chairs visit Baku.

Georgia: Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili visits Brussels (to February 5).

EU: European Parliament's Plenary Session opens in Strasbourg (to February 6).

Iran: Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt visits Tehran (to February 6).

Iran/Germany: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif vists Berlin.

TUESDAY, February 4:

Global: World Cancer Day.

Russia: A hearing for two opposition figures Sergei Udaltsov and Leonid Razvozzhayev begins in Moscow City Court behind closed doors.

Russia: Syrian opposition leader Ahmad Jarba visits Moscow.

Ukraine: Ukrainian parliament is expected to debate reforms to the constitution to take some powers now in the hands of the president and give them to the prime minister.

Ukraine: EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton visits Kyiv.

World: The world's most popular social network, Facebook, celebrates its 10th anniversary.

WEDNESDAY, February 5:

Armenia: OSCE Minsk group co-chairs visit Yerevan.

Russia: Pussy Riot members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina address an Amnesty International benefit concert in New York.

Ukraine: Assistant Secretary U.S. Assistant Secretary Victoria Nuland visits Kyiv (to February 6).

UN: International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation.

World: The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) launches its annual "The Military Balance" report.

THURSDAY, February 6:

: Human Rights Watch releases its report titled "Iraq: Abuses of Women in Detention."

Russia: The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) and Gallup host a research briefing on media use in Russia.

FRIDAY, February 7:

: 2014 Winter Olympic Games open in Sochi (to February 23).

SATURDAY, February 8:

: Thirtieth anniversary of the Sarajevo Winter Olympic Games.

Iran/IAEA: Next round of talks between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) opens in Tehran.

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