This day in history:
May 8, 1975 in Almaty at the park named after 28 Panfilov’s Guardsmen was established the Memorial “Glory”
Birthday of an actor, film director Asanali Ashimov
Transfer of the capital of Kazakhstan from Almaty to Astana (December, 10 1997) - the third transfer of the capital in Kazakhstan. Unlike earlier ones, this transfer was initiated by the authorities of the republic. It also became the first and the only transfer of the capital of the state in the former Soviet space, significantly affecting the social and economic life in the country.