December 9. Kazinform's timeline of major events

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


1991 – The Pushkin State Library is renamed as the National Library of the Kazakh SSR. Later it becomes the National Library of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Currently, itы stock boasts over 7 million books.

1996 – Kairat Ryskulbekov is posthumously awarded the Khalyk Kakharmany title and Otan order for his active social position and participation in the 1986 December events in Alma-Ata. Ryskulbekov was sentenced to 20 years in prison. He died in unclear circumstances on the way to prison.

2008 – A monument to great scientist and thinker Abai is unveiled in Karaganda city. The 5-m tall bronze monument is designed by sculptor Askar Nartov.

2010 – Former President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko, and then-President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev sign the Declaration on building the Common Economic Space of Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus.

2011 – The Polish national company Poczta Polska (Polish Post) issues a special postage stamp dated to the 20th anniversary of Kazakhstan’s Independence.

2016 – Three national theaters of Kazakhstan – Korean, German and Uigur – are granted the status of academic theaters.

2018 – Outstanding Kazakhstani singer Roza Rymbayeva is honored with the Russia’s ‘Natsionalnoye velichiye’ Prize at the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow, Russia.

2019 – A tomb of an elderly woman dating back to unknown period is unearthed near Donetskoye settlement in North Kazakhstan region.

2019 – The Center of laboratory tests and expertise of pharmaceuticals is unveiled in Nur-Sultan (present-day Astana).

2020 – The monument to kokbori (steppe wolf), a sacred animal for Turkic people, is installed in Ulytau.

2020 – Kazakhstan’s meteorological stations ‘Akkol’, ‘Aral tenizi’, ‘Atbassar’, ‘Yrgyz’, ‘Qazaly’, ‘Mikhailovka’, ‘Turkistan’ and ‘Zharkent’ are included into the World Meteorological Organization list.

2021 – The first tourist information center ‘Visit Aqtobe’ is opened at the Aktobe airport. At the center one can learn about tourist products, destinations and routes of the region.

2022 – President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev arrives in Bishkek on a working visit to take part in the work of Supreme Eurasian Economic Council.

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