|1925||90 years ago was it decided to return the historical name “Kazakhs”|
|2008||For the first time Kazakh yacht crossed the Atlantic Ocean|
|April 15, 2008, the Central Asian Geographical Society (CAGS) received a message about crossing the Atlantic Ocean by sailing team “Chokan Valihanov”.|
15 April 1925
April 15, 1925, at 5th Congress of Soviets of Kyrgyz (Kazakh) ASSR held in Kyzylorda by the proposal of Akhmet Baytursynov it was decided to return the historical name Kazakhs. In all official documents instead of “Kyrgyz ASSR” now began to write “The Kazakh ASSR”.
15 April 2008
To move across cross the Atlantic Ocean Kazakh sailors had to prepare more than thoroughly. For two months they stopped in France, where they had to fix two serious problems. The transition through the ocean they started from Canary Islands in March 25, 2008. April 15, the CAGS in Almaty received the message about the crossing the Atlantic Ocean, when Kazakhstan ship reached the beach in Barbados. Crossing the ocean in three weeks, Kazakhstan crew demonstrated restraint, self-discipline and will to continue the successful expedition.
For the first time in history of Kazakhstan all members of sailing team will be awarded with Order of the “Polar Star” of third degree.
15 April 2006