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
Malov Sergey Yefimovich was Turkologist, Doctor of Philological Sciences, Professor, Corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, Honoured Scientist of Kazakhstan.
He was born in the city of Kazan (Russia). Graduated from the Kazan Spiritual Academy and St. Petersburg University.
In 1909-1911 and 1913-1914 was in business trip in Western and Central China and collected material on folklore and ethnography of Uighurs, Yellow Uighurs, Lop Nor Uighurs, and the Salar people. After the Great October Socialist Revolution he participated in training of specialists for Turkic Speaking republics. His scientific works were devoted to analysis, translation and publication of ancient Turkic, including the Orkhon-Yenisey written monuments, historical issues, grammar and lexis of Turkic languages and dialects.