Articles by Almir Iskakov

Kazakhstan Chairs Working Group of Preparatory Commission for Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty

NUR-SULTAN – This year marks the 30th anniversary of the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site. On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.  The international community, recognizing the contribution of Kazakhstan in strengthening the non-proliferation regime of…

Kazakhstan’s Top Tennis Players Seek Roland Garros Success

Five tennis players from Kazakhstan have travelled to France to seek success at Roland Garros tournament, one of the four Grand Slams events of the year, held from May 25 to June 8. On the threshold of Roland Garros, two Kazakh top tennis players Andrey Golubev and Mikhail Kukushkin both improved their standings by two…

Kazakh ‘Karate Kid’ Brings Home European Kyokunshinkai Title

ASTANA – Fifteen-year-old Temirlan Zhanibekov of Astana won gold at the Kyokunshinkai European Championships held in Bulgaria on May 22. Kyokushinkai or kyokushin is a type of full-contact karate. Thirty-seven national teams and a total of 400 kids faced off in the long battle for the title. When the dust settled, Kazakhstan had claimed an…

Arlans Defeat Baku Fires in Almaty, Lose in Baku in Controversial Clash

ASTANA – Kazakh boxing club Astana Arlans beat the Baku Fires from Azerbaijan 3:2 in the first semifinal round match of the World Series of Boxing (WSB) held on April 26 in Almaty, before losing in Baku in a controversial match, 2:3 on May 3. The first leg of the semifinals was held at the…

Astana Arlans Boxers Beat German Eagles 3:2

The Astana Arlans boxing team started the World Series of Boxing (WSB) playoff round with a win over German boxers in the German town of Hanau-am-Main on March 30. The bouts were delayed one hour due to technical difficulties and were eventually held in front of few spectators. In the 49 kilogramme category, 2013 Asian…

Astana entrepreneurs gather for Spanish-themed Fryday W event

ASTANA – Astana’s young entrepreneurs learned about Spanish art when they gathered Sept. 18 at the Black Duck restaurant for the latest Fryday W event. The Fryday W events – W stands for Wednesday – regularly gather the city’s young entrepreneurs for discussion and exchange on various topics. “The event was very informative. The participation…