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May 1. Kazinform's timeline of major events

1 May 2019 07:00

NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Kazinform's Timeline is the one-stop shop where you can learn about historical events for the 1st of May. See what notable events happened throughout Kazakhstan's history on May 1.


Kazakhstan People's Unity Day
It has been celebrated since 1996. On October 18, 1995, President Nursultan Nazarbayev decreed to declare May 1 as the Kazakhstan People's Unity Day.


1923 - The Akmola Regional Museum of Local History opens its doors.

1925 - The "Yuzhny Kazakhstan" ("Southern Kazakhstan"), a regional social and political newspaper, is founded.

1930 - The Turkestan-Siberia Railway (Turksib) covering 1,452 km is opened.

1992 - In Almaty, President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev and Prime Minister of Turkey, Süleyman Demirel sign a Joint Communiqué. Heads of Government ink the Agreement on Reciprocal Assistance and Protection of Investments. The leaders of a number of ministries and departments sign agreements and protocols on cooperation in the field of road transport, aviation, culture, radio and television, personnel training, development of SMEs, banking and credit; on Turkish companies' assistance in oil development in the western regions of Kazakhstan, the construction of a natural gas-fired power station in Aktobe, the construction and reconstruction of the oil refinery in Mangyshlak, the reconstruction of the Port of Aktau, the transportation of Kazakhstan's cargoes through the Caspian Sea to the Black Sea and the Baltic Sea.

2014 - "Nursultan Nazarbayev: Biography of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan," a book by Makhmud Kassymbekov, is published for the first time in Arabic.

2015- 687 kilograms of laghman cooked in Almaty achieve the Guinness World Records title.

2018 - A new solar power plant consisting of 8,000 panels is unveiled in Mangistau region.