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May 20. Kazinform's timeline of major events

20 May 2019 07:00

NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Kazinform's Timeline is the one-stop shop where you can learn about historical events for the 20th of May. See what notable events happened throughout Kazakhstan's history on May 20.

1994 - Eurasia Press national editorial and publishing corporation was established. It united Asia and Kazakhstanskaya Pravda newspapers and Asia Press News Agency.

1998 - Law "On the Status of the Capital of the Republic of Kazakhstan" was adopted. The law defines the legal status, organizational and political and economic basis of functioning the capital city of Kazakhstan.

2001 - Astana (now Nur-Sultan) hosted the 1st International Chess Super Tournament dedicated to the 10th jubilee of the Republic of Kazakhstan's independence. World champion Vladimir Kramnik and ex-champion of the world Garry Kasparov participated in the event.

2006 - In Sochi, First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev was elected the Chairman of the CIS Heads of State Council.

2010 - Presentation of Jonathan Aitkens' book Nursultan Nazarbayev and Creation of Kazakshtan translated into the Russian language was held in Moscow.

2012 - A memorial devoted to the victims of mass starvation of the 30s of the 20th century was unveiled in Kazygurt district of South Kazakhstan region.

2014 - The National Bank of Kazakhstan received another award in the Best Banknote of the Year nomination. The International Bank Note Society recognized 1,000 tenge banknote as the Best Banknote of 2013 which is devoted to Kultegin Turkic alphabet.

2016 - Documentary Sagadat Nurmaganbetov. Last Interview produced by JSC Kazakhfilm received an award at the 12th International Festival of Documentaries and TV Programmes in Sevastopol.

2017 - First President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev came to Riyadh to participate in the U.S.-Islamic World summit.

2018 - Actress Samal Yeslamova won the Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actress for Aika. The plot of the film is the story of a young immigrant from Kyrgyzstan who illegally works in Moscow. It tells about her personal growth and drastic life changes.