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May 10. Kazinform's timeline of major events

10 May 2018 07:00

ASTANA. KAZINFORM - Kazinform's Timeline is the one-stop shop where you can learn about historical events for the 10th of May. See what notable events happened throughout Kazakhstan's history on May 10.


In 1936, Moscow hosted the first Festival of Kazakh Literature and Art.

The 5th Summit of the Economic Cooperation Organization with the participation of President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev took place in Almaty in 1998. The Summit adopted the Almaty Declaration outlining the main directions for the development of cooperation in the region in terms of transport and communication, agriculture, ecology, and environmental protection.

In 2000, during a state visit to Kazakhstan, President of Lithuania Valdas Adamkus presented his Kazak Counterpart Nursultan Nazarbayev with the Order of Vytautas, the Grand Duke of Lithuania (1st Class), for the achievements and personal contribution to the development of interstate relations between the two countries.

In 2001, the Monument to Kenesary Kassymov, a famous Kazakh state and public figure, was unveiled in Astana. Kenesary Kassymov, a grandson of Ablai Khan, was the last Kazakh khan well-known for defending the country's independence.

In 2013, Astana Piano Passion Festival, an international festival of classical music and competition for young pianists, was held. 30 pianists, young talents from across the world competed there: Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine, Japan, the U.S., Australia, South Korea, Denmark, Italy, Armenia, South Korea, Singapore, and China.

The same day, as a result of talks in Astana, Presidents Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan and Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov of Turkmenistan agreed to establish consulates of Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan in Aktau and Turkmenbashi, respectively.

The presentation of I Don't Want to Lose Hope, a book by prominent Kazakh writer Nemat Kelimbetov was held at the Kazakh Literature and Culture Center at the National Széchényi Library in Budapest, Hungary, in 2017. The book has been translated into 19 languages, including Hungarian. It won the Franz Kafka Prize, an international literary award.

Also that day last year, an observation deck was opened at Mangilik El Triumphal Arch. It is located at the very top of the 21.5-meter-high arch. In addition, there is a gallery of modern art.