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May 3. Kazinform's timeline of major events

3 May 2019 07:00

NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Kazinform's Timeline is the one-stop shop where you can learn about historical events for the 3rd of May. See what notable events happened throughout Kazakhstan's history on May 3.

1993 - In Almaty, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan signed agreements on inter-republican use of lands and monetary and credit relations in regards to introduction of Kyrgyz national currency - Som.

1997 - Three regions - Zhezkazgan, Kokshetau and Semipalatinsk - were abolished. The borders of other regions were changed. Zhezkazgan region became a part of Karaganda region, Kokshetau region joined North Kazakhstan region, Semipalatinsk region joined East Kazakhstan region and Taldykorgan region became a part of Almaty region.

2002 - First President of Kazakhstan and President of the Russian Federation - Nursultan Nazarbayev and Vladimir Putin - signed a historical document - the Protocol of Agreement between Kazakhstan and Russia on Delimitation of the Deep Seabed of the Northern Part of the Caspian Sea.

2012 - Almaty inaugurated Jamal Oriental Arts Gallery, the first one in the CIS, that showcases rare artifacts, such as ancient books, musical instruments and household items of the Kazakhs and peoples of East, Central Asia beginning from the 18th century.

2012 - Vice FM of the Russian Federation Grigory Karasin awarded outgoing Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Russia Zautbek Turisbekov with a badge of honor "For contribution to the international cooperation" for his fruitful activity aimed at the strengthening of friendly Kazakhstan-Russia relations.

2013 - Astana joined EU's Covenant of Mayor Initiative which calls the global community to rational use of energy resources. The idea of the Covenant of Mayor is to reduce energy supply and greenhouse emissions.

2014 - First Kazakhstani Earth remote sensing satellite launched from Kuru cosmodrome released the first test images from the space.

2016 - Two chapters of Ilyas Yessenberlin's trilogy ‘The Nomads' were translated into the Czech language.

2017 - One of the stars in the Andromeda Galaxy was named after Kazakhstani singer Dimash Kudaibergen. A group of fans bought a star in the Andromeda Galaxy and named it after Dimash as part of the Name A Star Live project. The star was also included into the Space Service INC (SSI).