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The Week Ahead: April 14-20

Signatures adorn a Boston Marathon poster near the site of the Boston Marathon bombings in Boston.
Signatures adorn a Boston Marathon poster near the site of the Boston Marathon bombings in Boston.
The Week Ahead is a detailed listing of key events of the coming week affecting RFE/RL's broadcast region.

Now on Twitter! Daily updates at @The_Week_Ahead.

MONDAY, April 14:

Azerbaijan/Iran: Azerbaijani Defense Minister Zakir Hasanov visits Tehran (to April 15).

EU: European Parliament's Plenary Session opens in Strasbourg (to April 17).

EU: Luxembourg hosts a EU General Affairs Council meeting.

Iran/UAE: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif visits Abu Dhabi (to April 15)

Moldova/Poland: Moldovan President Nicolae Timofti visits Warsaw (to April 15).

UK/Russia: Chatham House in London hosts a discussion titled "Putin and the Oligarch: State and Big Business in Russia."

U.S.: The 2014 Pulitzer Prizewinners and Nominated Finalists announced in New York.

World: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) publishes its report on recent trends in military expenditure.

TUESDAY, April 15:

: Russia and Belarus conduct joint military exercises in the Vitebsk region of Belarus (to April 18).

NATO: NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Europe, U.S. Air Force General Philip Breedlove is scheduled to present a U.S. plan to redeploy assets in Europe as a response to the Ukraine crisis.

Russia: The prime ministers of Belarus, Russia, and Kazakhstan meet in Moscow to discuss the Eurasian Economic Union foundation treaty.

Russia/China: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov visits Beijing.

U.S.: The first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings that killed three people and wounded more than 264 more to be marked.

WEDNESDAY, April 16:

Russia/Georgia: Prague hosts another round of talks between Russia and Georgia on the normalization of bilateral ties.

THURSDAY, April 17:

: U.S. Senator John McCain is due to visit Chisinau.

Russia: A televised live question-and-answer session with Russian President Vladimir Putin is scheduled to be held.

Russia/CSTO: St. Petersburg hosts a Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) Parliamentary Assembly meeting.

Ukraine/Russia: Top diplomats from Russia, Ukraine, the United States, and the European Union are scheduled to hold talks in Geneva on resolving the crisis in Ukraine.

FRIDAY, April 18:

: Chinese Minister of Public Security Guo Shengkun visits Dushanbe (to April 20).

SATURDAY, April 19:

: Kyrgyz and Tajik prime ministers are expected to meet over border issues.

SUNDAY, April 20:

Azerbaijan: Shamkir hosts an international chess tournament in memory of Vugar Gashimov (to April 30).

World: Christians worldwide celebrate Easter Sunday.

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