12 February. Kazinform Major Events Timeline

12 February.  Kazinform Major Events Timeline

NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – The Kazinform Timeline is the one-stop-shop where you can learn about the historical events of February 12. Learn about notable events that happened throughout Kazakhstan’s history on February 12.


1955 – The decision to build the Baikonur Cosmodrome – the first and largest spaceport in the world – in the Kzyl-Orda region is taken. The cosmodrome is located between the city of Kazalinsk and the village of Zhosaly near the settlement of Toretam. Its total area is 6,717 km².

1992 – The signing of the protocol on the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan takes place.

1994 – The Kazakhstan National Olympic Team participates for the first time in the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway.

2015 – The national company “Kazakhstan Garysh Sapary” completes the work on the establishment of the laboratory for conformity assessment of satellite navigation equipment.

2015 – The Toshiba International Foundation donates the priceless collection of printed matter to the National Library of the Kazakh National University Al-Farabi.

2016 – The ceremony of raising the flag of the Republic of Kazakhstan takes place in the new building of the Embassy of Kazakhstan in Baku, Azerbaijan.

2016 – The film ‘The Walnut Tree’ by Yerlan Nurmukhambetov produced by Kazakhfilm Film Studio is screened at the 22nd Vesoul International Asian Film Festival and wins two awards.

2020 – Track and field athlete Arina Gladysheva sets Kazakhstan’s new athletics record for boys and girls U-16 after clocking 4:34.04 in the 1,500 meters.

2020 – Ankara hosts the opening of the Year of Abai declared by the International Organization of Turkish Culture to celebrate the 175and birthday of the Kazakh poet.

2020 – Jubilee postage stamps dated 175and anniversary of the great Kazakh poet and thinker Abai and the 1150and birthday of the philosopher Abu Nasr al-Farabi are published in Switzerland.

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