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May 9. Kazinform's timeline of major events

9 May 2021 07:00

NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - Kazinform's Timeline is the one-stop shop where you can learn about historical events for the 9th of May. See what notable events happened throughout Kazakhstan's history on May 9.


Victory Day observed annually on May 9 marks Germany's surrender to the Soviet Union in 1945. It became the end of the Great Patriotic War for the USSR.

Europe Day held on 9 May every year celebrates peace and unity in Europe. The Day marks the historic 'Schuman declaration'.


1840 – The Karakol meteorite falls near Ayagoz city, East Kazakhstan region, pieces of which were first sent to Semipalatinsk, then to Saint Petersburg.

1999 – Then President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev solemnly opens the new complex of the Defense Ministry in Astana.

2010 – The first memorial honoring the Kazakhstani soldiers fought and died within Austria during WWII is unveiled in Vienna.

2012 – The agreement is signed between Kazakhstan and Hong Kong on mutual visa exemption.

2017 –The documentary story about the writer and soldier «Baurzhan Momyshuly. One Book’s History» is published in Almaty city. It is a Russian transition of Zhunus Ibrayev’s book Maidan zhyry men syry. The story systemizes the diaries, letters, and speeches of Momyshuly kept at the Central State Achieve reflecting his direct involvement in creating the book Volokolamsk Highway by Alexandr Bek.

2018 – The Nezabytye heroi campaign aimed at finding relatives of those Kazakhstani solders-heroes not honored with prizes kicks off in Kazakhstan.

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