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January 13. Kazinform's timeline of major events

13 January 2018 07:00 35

ASTANA. KAZINFORM - Kazinform's Timeline is the one-stop shop where you can learn about historical events for the 13th of January. See what notable events happened throughout Kazakhstan's history on January 13.


In 1934, the Kazakh Musical Drama Theater was opened (in 1945 it was renamed the Kazakh State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater named after Abai). It staged a musical comedy Aiman Sholpan (libretto by Mukhtar Auezov).

The Cultural Heritage National Program was adopted in 2004 for the spiritual and educational development, preservation and effective use of the cultural heritage of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

In 2006, the Committee of Child Rights Protection of the Kazakh Ministry of Education and Science was established in the furtherance of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child ratified by Kazakhstan in 1994. The major aim of the Committee is to implement the national policy in the protection of the rights and legitimate interests of children.

In 2010, Astana hosted the first session of the Expert Council on local content development. The Expert Council was established to discuss the problems of Kazakh commodity producers and make specific decisions through a case-by-case approach to the problems of each enterprise.

The same day an Austrian edition of The Kazakhstan Way, a book by President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, was presented in Vienna.

In 2012, the Head of State signed the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan "On energy saving and improving energy efficiency" intended to create a comprehensive legal framework as to energy saving and shape the national energy saving infrastructure for ensuring the economy's transition to energy-efficient development.

In 2017, Kazakh boxer, honored master of sports, two-time world champion and Olympic champion Serik Sapiyev was appointed Mayor of the Athletes' Village where all the foreign delegations and volunteers were accommodated during the 2017 Winter Universiade in Almaty.