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April 28. Kazinform's timeline of major events

28 April 2019 07:00

NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - Kazinform's Timeline is the one-stop shop where you can learn about historical events for the 28th of April. See what notable events happened throughout Kazakhstan's history on April 28.

1870 - The first edition of Turkistan Ualayaty Gazeti (Turkistan Vilajet Newspaper) was released in Tashkent. The newspaper was published twice a month in two languages.

1955 - Construction of Baikonur cosmodrome was launched in a desert area of Kazakhstan. The first phase of the project was completed in May 1957.

2001 - First space tourist, American millionaire Dennis Tito together with cosmonauts Talgat Mussabayev and Yuri Baturin made a trip into space onboard Soyuz TM-32 from the Baikonur space center.

2007 - A monument to prominent writer, WWII veteran Kassym Kaissenov was unveiled on his tomb. Kassym Kaissenov (1918-2006) was a well-known organizer of guerilla movement, commander of Chapayev division troops who made daring attacks on enemy in the territory of Ukraine, Moldavia, Romania, Czechoslovakia. He was awarded with the 1st degree orders of the Patriotic War, the Order of Bogdan Khmelnitsky, the Order ‘For Merits', 25 medals of the USSR and Khalyk Kakharmany.

2010 - The National Bank of Kazakhstan issued a commemorative coin dedicated to the 65th anniversary of the Victory in the World War II with a nominal value of 50 tenge.

2010 - A presentation of the book about Kazakhstani soldiers who died in the territory of Austria in 1941-1945 was held at the reception hall of the Bank Austria in Vienna. The e-copy of the book is available on the website of the Kazakh Embassy in Austria.

2016 - Permanent Representative of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the UN Kairat Abdrakhmanov and George Patten, Charge d'Affairs, a.i.of the Permanent Mission of Liberia to the UN, signed a joint communique on the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

- Five member countries of the Islamic Organization of Cooperation - Bangladesh, Mozambique, Tajikistan and Cameroon - joined Kazakhstan's initiative on establishment of the Islamic Organization for Food Security.

2016 - Astana city (now Nur-Sultan) welcomed the opening of the UN FAO Liaison and Partnership Office, the first one in Central Asia.

2016 - In Astana (now Nur-Sultan), at a founding session of the IOFS General Assembly, the participants backed Kazakhstan's candidacy to chair the IOFS General Assembly.

2017 - Film Oralman directed by Sabit Kurmabekov was awarded as the Best Asian Film at the 35th Fajr International Film Festival in Iran.

- The English version of the trilogy The Nomads by Ilyas Yessenberlin was handed over to the U.S. Library of Congress.