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May 23. Kazinform's timeline of major events

23 May 2018 07:00 848

ASTANA. KAZINFORM Kazinform's Timeline is the one-stop shop where you can learn about historical events for the 23rd of May. See what notable events happened throughout Kazakhstan's history on May 23.


The Law "On protection of honor and dignity of the President of the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic" establishing that public insult of the President of the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic or slander against him are punishable by imprisonment for a term up to three years or community work for a term up to two years or penalty up to RUB 3,000, was adopted in 1990.

Concept for the formation of state identity of the Republic of Kazakhstan was approved in 1996. State identity is compliance of all the elements of the state with attributes of the independent state.

The Gumilyov Eurasian University was founded in 1996 at the ground of the Tselinograd Civil Engineering Institute and Tselinograd Teacher's Training institute.

The first document, Kazakh Newspaper, was digitized in 2005 at the National Library of Kazakhstan. The first such campaign was devoted to preserving the written heritage of Khawaja Ahmad Yasawi or Ahmed Yesevi.

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev and Prime Minister of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan signed New Synergy, the joint economic program between the two states, in 2012. It is called to bring bilateral trade and economic, investment cooperation to a new level.

In 2012 the Almaty underground became the laureate of the Golden Chariot international prize in the nomination of the Project of the year of Kazakhstan transport sector.

In 2013 Azia Avto, Kazakhstan's car assembly plant, delivered the first pilot batch of cars to Russia's market.

Kazakh diplomat Rymtai Karibzhanov was awarded the Knight's Crest, order of Hungary. The ceremony took place at the Hungarian Ambassador's residence in Astana in 2013. The Kazakh diplomat was the first foreign citizen in the history of Hungary to receive the order.

A branch of the Geography Institute was opened in Astana in 2014 to reduce time and financial expenses due to spatial accessibility from the geographic center of central and northern regions of Kazakhstan.

Brazil's Magnesita Refratarios SA opened its office in Kazakhstan in 2014. It is Latin America's largest refractory brick manufacturer, engages in the production and supply of refractory materials for the steel and cement industrial sectors.

In 2014 President of Kazakhstan was awarded the prize of the Global Dialogue and Cooperation Center 2013 in the nomination "Contribution to strengthening social business dialogue".

A solemn opening of the Finnish Business Center took place in Astana in 2014. Its aim is to build business ties between the Finnish and Kazakh enterprises.

In 2014 22-year-old Yeldos Bayalyshbayev, a person with disabilities, opened a fitness club for disabled people in Taldykorgan.

Almaty and Astana ranked among the most popular travel destinations in the CIS in the summer of 2015. The top ten included Minsk, Yerevan, Baku, Chisinau, Almaty, Kiev, Astana, Vitebsk, Bishkek, and Odessa.

At its 68th session in 2015 the World Health Organization elected Professor Maksut Kulzhanov a member of the WHO executive committee for the period of May 2015-May 2018.

An official ceremony of the Kazakh-Hungarian Foundation of Direct Investments with charter capital of USD 40 mln took place in Budapest in 2016. It was founded jointly by KazAgro and Hungarian Export and Import Bank to fund agricultural projects in Kazakhstan.

The first Kazakhstan's multimedia business news Aameken Business Channel started its work in 2016. is the first internet TV channel to live broadcast in Kazakhstan, EAEU, CIA and the world.

Famous Kazakhstan's poet Olzhas Suleimenov was awarded Honorary Diploma of the President of Azerbaijan for great contribution to covering Azerbaijan's achievements in his literary and social activities in 2016.

Student of the Nazarbayev Intellectual School of Ust Kamenogorsk Olzhas Seilkhanov was awarded a title of the Honorable Mention honorary diploma winner at the IX I-SWEEEP-2016. The international Olympiad took place in Houston.

In 2017 at the 34th annual convention of the International Boxing Federation, Gennady Golovkin, Kazakhstani professional boxer who currently holds the unified WBA (Super), WBC, IBF, and IBO middleweight titles, was awarded the Jersey Joe Walcott special prize for great sport achievements.