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The Week Ahead: April 18-24

April 24: Christians worldwide celebrate Easter Sunday on April 24.
April 24: Christians worldwide celebrate Easter Sunday on April 24.
The Week Ahead is a detailed listing of key events of the coming week affecting RFE/RL's broadcast region.

MONDAY, April 18:

Georgia/Italy: Georgian Prime Minister Nikoloz Gilauri visits Rome.

Iran: A military parade to be held in Tehran to mark Army Day.

Iraq/Czech Republic: Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari visits Prague (to April 20).

Serbia: Fifth interparliamentary meeting of Serbia and the European Parliament begins in Brussels.

Ukraine: European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso visits Kyiv (to April 19).

TUESDAY, April 19:

Iraq: Washington-based Wilson Center hosts a panel discussion on Iraqi women leaders.

Russia/Serbia: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov visits Belgrade.

WEDNESDAY, April 20:

Kosovo: Washington-based United States Institute of Peace holds a discussion on the new government of Kosovo.

Russia: Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin delivers a report on government performance to the State Duma.

Ukraine: Kyiv hosts an international conference titled: “Chernobyl, 25 Years On: Safety For The Future.”

Ukraine: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visits Chornobyl nuclear power plant.

Tajikistan: Tajik President Emomali Rahmon is scheduled to address parliament.

THURSDAY, April 21:

Belarus: Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka delivers his annual address to the nation and the National Assembly.

Russia: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visits Russia (to April 23).

FRIDAY, April 22:

World: Earth Day.

SATURDAY, April 23:

World: World Book and Copyright Day.

SUNDAY, April 24:

Armenia: Armenians worldwide commemorate the mass killings of 1915.

Russia: Moscow hosts the 28th International Conference of Young Scientists.

World: Christians worldwide celebrate Easter Sunday.

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