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December 31. Kazinform's timeline of major events

31 December 2017 07:00 1607
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December 31. Kazinform's timeline of major events

ASTANA. KAZINFORM - Kazinform's Timeline is the one-stop shop where you can learn about historical events for the 31st of December. See what notable events happened throughout Kazakhstan's history on December 31.


The 1st Children's Music School named after Kurmangazy was unveiled in Pavlodar on December 31, 1943. Musicians evacuated from the cities occupied by fascists taught children at the school. Despite the raging World War II, cold and famine, Pavlodar residents wanted their children to learn how to play musical instruments.

On December 31, 1994, academician Zeinolla Kabdolov was honored with the title of the People's Artist of Kazakhstan. Kazakh singer Makpal Zhunussova received the same title on the same day as well.

The State Program of support of compatriots residing abroad was approved on December 31, 1996. Its goal is to provide social and legal support of compatriots residing abroad and frame the state policy to find ways to solve their problems.

On this day in 2004, the first issue of World Discovery Kazakhstan Magazine was released in Almaty city. The new magazine was dedicated to history, culture and development of Kazakhstan and its modern society.

On December 31, 2010, the 15-year-old orphan Konstantin Zhaloba from Karaganda region designed a New Year's postcard. Kazakhmys Corporation used thousands of copies of the postcard to congratulate its partners and colleagues on New Year.

Akim (mayor) of Ust-Kamenogorsk Islam Abishev presented medals to former mayors of the city on December 31, 2011. They were honored for their invaluable contribution to the development of regional center of eastern Kazakhstan. It was the first time the awarding ceremony took place.

A group of Kazakhstani space engineers returned home from the Krasnoyarsk Region of Russia on December 31 in 2013. 12 employees of "NC "Kazakhstan Garysh Sapary" JSC completed a one-year space technologies course at the Siberian State Aerospace University.

The same day the European Business Assembly and the Club of Rectors of Europe consisting of scientists from 54 countries of the world honored acting President of "NC "Kazakhstan Garysh Sapary" JSC and Doctor of Science (Technologies) Marat Nurguzhin with the order ‘For Contribution to global science'. The name of the Kazakhstani scientist was inscribed into the International Registry of outstanding scientists of the 21st century.

On December 31, 2015, the Europe Business Assembly (Oxford, UK) presented Astanagorarkhitektura LLP with the Flag of Europe, the Investment Attractiveness Certificate, the Prime QUALITY license within the framework of the EBA The Prime Business Destinations program. The enterprise obtained a 5-year Prime QUALITY Standard license.

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