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For weeks, a group of Ukrainian journalists have been combing through documents left behind at the luxurious residence of ousted President Viktor Yanukovych.

The journalists, which include RFE/RL's Vaclav Havel Journalism Fellow Natalie Sedletska, have put many of the documents online at, with the hope of shedding light on the murky practices of Ukraine's former government.

The group of journalists has recently revealed details about the Kedr hunting club, which adjoins Yanukovych’s billion-dollar Mezhyhirya residence.

Run on public money, the club hosted 28 of the richest and influential individuals during the Yanukovych era.

Read the full story here.

-- Luke Allnutt
May 3: World Press Freedom Day.
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 28:

Azerbaijan: Baku hosts the second Global Shared Societies Forum.

Hungary: Budapest hosts a Visegrad Group and Eastern Partnership countries foreign ministers meeting (to April 29).

Kazakhstan: Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev delivers a lecture on Eurasian integration at Moscow State University.

Macedonia: The international observers monitoring the early parliamentary elections and the second round of the presidential election in Macedonia present their preliminary post-election statement at a press conference in Skopje.

Moldova: Moldovans start visa-free travel to the Schengen zone.

Russia: Russian President Vladimir Putin and members of the Russian parliament's upper chamber, the Federation Council, meet in Petrozavodsk to discuss Crimea's integration into Russia.

Serbia/EU: European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton visits Belgrade to meet with Serbia's new government and address the parliament.

UK/Afghanistan: Chatham House in London hosts a discussion titled "Afghanistan Elections, Media & Evolving Political Landscape."

U.S.: Holocaust Remembrance Day.

TUESDAY, April 29:

Armenia: Armenia is expected to sign the Customs Union accession agreement.

Azerbaijan/Israel: Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman visits Baku.

Belarus: Russian President Vladimir Putin, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev, and Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka attend a Supreme Eurasian Economic Council meeting in Minsk.

Turkmenistan: Croatian President Ivo Josipovic visits Ashgabat (to April 30).

UK/Ukraine: Chatham House in London hosts a discussion titled "Norway, NATO and the Crisis in Ukraine."

U.S.: Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington hosts a discussion titled "Ethnonationalist Conflict in Postcommunist States."

World: International Dance Day.

WEDNESDAY, April 30:

Iraq: Parliamentary elections.

Pakistan: Amnesty International publishes its report on attacks on journalists in Pakistan.

Pakistan/UK: Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif visits London (to May 2).

World: International Jazz Day.


EU: The 10th anniversary of the biggest round of EU enlargement, with the accession of ten countries.

Germany: NATO and partner-nation forces hold a major exercise at the Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels training areas in southeastern Germany (to June 30).

U.S./Kyrgyzstan: The Elliott School of International Affairs in Washington hosts a discussion titled "Revolution and Art in Kyrgyzstan."

U.S./Pakistan: Heritage Foundation in Washington hosts a discussion titled "Understanding Islamic Parties, Political Violence, and Extremism in Pakistan."

U.S./Russia: The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) hosts a discussion titled "The Ukraine Crisis and the Search for a New normal."

World: Freedom House publishes its annual Freedom of the Press 2014 report.

World: Labor Day.

FRIDAY, May 2:

U.S./NATO: Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington hosts a discussion titled "NATO Expansion and European Security after the Cold War."


UN: World Press Freedom Day.

SUNDAY, May 4:

: The 100th anniversary of the birth of Tajik famous composer Ziyodullo Shahidi.

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