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January 12. Kazinform's timeline of major events

12 January 2018 07:00 62

ASTANA. KAZINFORM - Kazinform's Timeline is the one-stop shop where you can learn about historical events for the 12th of January. See what notable events happened throughout Kazakhstan's history on January 12.


In 1955, the Soviet Government initiated the construction of Baikonur, the world's first and largest cosmodrome, in Kazakhstan. The spaceport has belonged to the Republic of Kazakhstan since the USSR collapse in the early 1990s. It is now leased by the Kazakh Government Russia until 2050.

The Spiritual Administration of the Muslims of Kazakhstan was founded during the 1st Kurultai of the Muslims of Kazakhstan in 1990. The Chairman is the Supreme Mufti.

In 1993, the National Council on Economic Reforms of Kazakhstan was established so that to ensure the implementation of the Program of Contingency Measures and deepening of socioeconomic reforms.

In 1995, the "Pilot Cosmonaut of Kazakhstan" title and the highest national award, "Qazaqstan Respublikasynyn Halyq Qaharmany" (Hero of Kazakhstan) Gold Star Medals, were bestowed on Kazakh cosmonauts Toktar Aubakirov and Talgat Musabayev. They were presented with Gold Star Medals No. 4 and No. 5 respectively.

In 2002, the memorial house of the former first secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Kazakhstan, Dinmukhamed Kunayev (1912-1993), was unveiled in Almaty.

In 2006, during a working visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to Kazakhstan, the Agreement on Establishing the Eurasian Development Bank was signed. In addition, Heads of State Vladimir Putin and Nursultan Nazarbayev signed the Protocol on the exchange of instruments of the Ratification of the Treaty on the Russian-Kazakh state border between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Kazakhstan.

In Astana, Kazakh President took part in opening the first Intellectual School of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan in 2009. The advanced technology school avails a wide range of educational programs consistent with the interests and mental capabilities of children. Each pupil is provided with a personal laptop having Internet access.

The torch relay of the 2011 Winter Asian Games was officially started in Almaty on January 12, 2011.

In 2012, the Honorary Consulate of Kazakhstan opened in Adana, Turkey. Tarkan Kulak, a well-known businessman who is the CEO of Kulak İnşaat Corporation, was appointed the Consul of Kazakhstan in Adana.

The same day, about 4,200 books were donated to the Secondary School named after Karasai Batyr (Ushkonyr village, Almaty region), where the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan studied. The collection includes a number of fiction books, classic works of the world literature, and all books of the series The Life of Remarkable People.