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May 22. Kazinform's timeline of major events

22 May 2018 07:00

ASTANA. KAZINFORM Kazinform's Timeline is the one-stop shop where you can learn about historical events for the 22nd of May. See what notable events happened throughout Kazakhstan's history on May 22.


In 1992 Kazakhstan became 164th country to join UNESCO.

In 1999 a new iron-ore deposit was discovered near Atansor Lake in Kokchetav region. The Atansor deposit belongs to Elrovo Concern.
In 2002 President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev was awarded Golden Honorary Order of Freedom in appreciation of his merits in strengthening friendly relations between Kazakhstan and Slovenia.

The Kazakh Embassy was opened in 2006 in Abu Dhabi in order to strengthen diplomatic relations between Kazakhstan and the United Arab Emirates.

"Naryn" book by well-known Kazakh scientist, doctor of medical science, professor Kozhantay Kasenov is dedicated to the history of Bukey khanate.

In 2010 the student of the Taraz State University won the republican contest of the Foundation of the 1st President.

Men in Black 3 was translated into the Kazakh language in 2012. Dubbing into Kazakh cost the country USD 200,000.

In 2012 citizens of Kazakhstan took part in the parade of Turkic-speaking countries in New York to fly their flags and demonstrate their national costumes.

In 2013 President of Kazakhstan established The Al Farabi State Prize for breakthrough scientific research and implemented innovations.
Baiterek National Managing Holding was founded in 2013 in order to enhance efficiency of system of administration of development institutes, financial organizations and develop the country's economy.

In 2014 the Seifullin Kazakh Agrotechnical University was acknowledged as the best higher educational establishments for innovations among the eight countries of CIS. It is the only higher educational establishment of Kazakhstan to receive the Blinnikov Gold Medal"For contribution to inventions and patent practice".

In 2014 at the 67th session of the World Health Assembly in Geneva the Government of Kazakhstan and World Health Organization (WHO) to host a new geographically dispersed office of WHO on primary health care in Almaty.

In 2014 Kazakhstan was elected chair country of the Asia-Pacific Forum for Sustainable Development.

An exposition devoted to the forthcoming Astana EXPO 2017 took place at the World EXPO Museum in Shanghai in 2017.

25-year-old chess player of Kazakhstan Guliskhan Nakhbayeva claimed silver at the Asian Chess Championship. It brought 119 chess players from Kazakhstan, India, the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Mongolia, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan.

In 2017 a documentary about Kazakhstan's writer Moris Simashko was awarded at the Film Festival in Poland in the nomination The Best Documentary.

Famous boxer Birzhan Zhakipov was awarded an honorary medal for honorable service. The prize was established on May 7, 2002 for the representatives of the Armed Forces.

In 2017 Kazakhstanis for the first time in the history grabbed a gold medal at the Archery World Cup series in Shanghai.