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August 11. Kazinform's timeline of major events

11 August 2020 07:00

NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - Kazinform's Timeline is the one-stop shop where you can learn about historical events and dates for the 11th of August. See what notable events happened throughout Kazakhstan's history on August 11.


Back in 1995, the memorial Mausoleum of Abai and Shakarim was opened in the Zhidebay tract. The monument is 180 meters in height and 60 meters in width. The monument’s author is Bek Ibrayev.

On August 11, 2009 the United Nations headquarter in New York held a solemn opening of the Kazakh-Japan exhibition «Against Nuclear Arms».

In 2010, the book Strategy of Radical Renewal of the Global Community and Partnership of Civilizations by Nursultan Nazarbayev was translated into Arab and published in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The book contains the First Kazakh President’s thoughts on creation of a new financial system.

On August 10, 2012, on the occasion of 20 years since the formation of the Border Service of the National Security Committee of Kazakhstan, the Border Service troops completed an ascent of Nursultan Peak, planted the flag of the Border Service and placed a time capsule with a message urging future generations for patriotism, contribution to the international authority of Kazakhstan and next generations.

Nursultan Peak (4,376 meters) bears the name of the First Kazakh President-Elbasy, Nursultan Nazarbayev and rises over Tuyuksu region of the Ile Alatau Mountains.

In 2016, the bronze sculpture of the Hero of Kazakhstan Rakhimzhan Koshkarbayev was unveiled on Koshkarbayev and Momyshuly Avenue in Astana (now Nur-Sultan).

In 2017, the team from the Kazakh city of Almaty named /flash won the Grand Prix of the Technovation Challenge contest held in San Francisco. The team’s development - the mobile app QamCare – was best than that of other contestants from Kenya, Armenia, India and others.

In 2018, Mangistau region held a solemn opening of the transport hub – the ferry complex of the Kuryk port. The port connected to the network of international transport corridors incudes railways and roads traffic capacity of which is over 7 million tons a year.

In 2018, a memorial plaque to weight lifter Anatoly Khrapaty was installed on the wall of a residential building in the city of Astana (now Nur-Sultan). Anatoly Khrapaty is the 5-time world champion, 4-time champion of Europe in weightlifting.

In 2018, Kazakhstan presided over the CIS Tourism Council which was set up to develop tourism the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States.

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