April 17. Kazinform's timeline of major events

17.04.2018 07:00

ASTANA. KAZINFORM - Kazinform's Timeline is the one-stop shop where you can learn about historical events for the 17th of April. See what notable events happened throughout Kazakhstan's history on April 17.


The first issue of Niva Magazine established in late 1990 in Tselinograd (now Astana) was published on April 17, 1991. Writer and poet Vladimir Gundarev became its editor-in-chief. The magazine preserved and developed traditions of multinational Kazakhstan.

On this day in 2003, the International Council of the Organizing Committee of the International Olymp Contest made a decision to award President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev the title of the laureate of the International Prize for his contribution to the CIS development.

Royal Albert Hall, one of the biggest concert halls in Europe, hosted a premiere of Welsh composer Karl Jenkins' work Tilep which was composed through the request of Kazakhstani businessman and philanthropist Sapar Iskakov.

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev was honored with the title of Honorary Citizen of the Hainan province (China) on April 17, 2009. President Nazarbayev was handed a certificate confirming his status and the Key of Friendship.

On April 17, 2010, New University of Astana JSC and Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore inked the agreement with a view to develop the concept of the School of Public Policy of New University of Astana.

The Republic of Kazakhstan and the Republic of Surinam established diplomatic relations in New York on April 17, 2013. During the signing ceremony, the Ambassador of Surinam noted that his country closely follows Kazakhstan's achievements in foreign policy and supports international initiatives spearheaded by our country.

A spacecraft mission control research center opened its doors at the Satpayev Kazakh National Technical University on this day in 2014. Opening of the center meets the priorities of domestic space industry's development.

A Commission on the issues of the Astana International Financial Center was established under the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan on April 17, 2017. The commission was created to develop proposals on the formation of Kazakhstan's leading international financial center.

Akhan Satayev's Doroga k materi (Road to Mother) film captured one of the top awards at the 6th National Film Award "Ak Ilbris" in Bishkek on April 17, 2017. It won in the Best Central Asian Film nomination.