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June 19. Kazinform's timeline of major events

19 June 2019 07:00

NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - Kazinform's Timeline is the one-stop shop where you can learn about historical events for 19th of June. See what notable events happened throughout Kazakhstan's history on June 19.


International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict

The International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict was instituted by the UN General Assembly on 19 June 2015 to raise awareness of the need to put an end to conflict-related sexual violence.


The first issue of Aktyubinskiy vestnik weekly newspaper was released in 1918. It was renamed several times, but later returned to its original name.

The Aksu-Degelen Railway (184.5 km) was built in Kazakhstan in 2001. It was the first railway built in Kazakhstan since the country gained independence.

Syr Boiynyng Batyrlary ("Heroes of Syrdarya Lands") monument was unveiled in Kyzylorda in 2006. The 5-meter tall monument was installed in the city park. It was developed by well-known sculptor Zharken Ismailov.

In 2008, first President Nursultan Nazarbayev was honored with the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Chrysanthemum, Japan's state order, for his exceptional contribution to the nuclear disarmament, global initiatives to strengthen international peace and security, tolerance and interethnic harmony.

The National Flag of Kazakhstan was planted on Mount Ablaketka in Ust-Kamenogorsk, East Kazakhstan region in 2009. There is also "Kazakhstan" inscription in large letters near the flag.

The same day, first President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev city took part in a rally in support of nuclear disarmament in Semey and announced the initiative to declare August 29 (the day in 1991 when the Semipalatinsk Test Site was closed) the International Day Against Nuclear Tests.

A monument to Abai Qunanbaiuly, a great Kazakh poet and philosopher, was unveiled in Nur-Sultan (formerly Astana) in 2010. It was designed by a sculptor form Almaty Bolat Doszhanov.

In 2015, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko awarded first President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev with the Order of Friendship of Peoples for considerable personal contribution to the development of friendly relations and strategic cooperation between Belarus and Kazakhstan.

In 2018, South Kazakhstan region was renamed into Turkestan region. The administration center of South Kazakhstan region was moved from the city of Shymkent to Turkestan. The same day it was announced that the population of Shymkent along with Nur-Sultan (formerly Astana) and Almaty amounted to 1 million people.