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
In May 1595, Russian tsar sent to the Kazakh government envoys headed by Stepanov. They were shown hospitality and all honors by Tauekel Khan. Russian ambassadors closely acquainted with the life of Kazakhs and delved into the specifics of their life and culture. Such familiarity facilitated the deepening of relations between the two countries. Remembering the assistance provided by the Kazakhs for Russian to conquest Siberia, the Russian Tsar ordered to build in their possession fortified town Tara, which as reliable shield would cover Steppe from foreign seizure.