Articles by Askar Sultan

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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 Wins First Asian Kokpar Championship

The Kazakhstan national kokpar team won the first Asian Championship held at the Kazanat racecourse in Astana from Sept. 10 to 15. Kokpar is an ancient equestrian sport similar to polo, in which teams on horseback try to advance an object toward a goal. Instead of using a ball, kokpar players try to advance a…

Arlan Hockey Club Wins Kazakhstan Cup for Second Consecutive Year

ASTANA – The final match of the Kazakhstan Cup ended in a shootout, with Yannick Rindeo of Arlan Hockey Club scoring the decisive goal to push his team ahead of Irtysh. The final score was 3-2. The players from Pavlodar struck first, with distinguished striker Andrey Nedorost reaching the back of the net in the…

Barys Hockey Club Returns to Action

ASTANA – New Barys goalkeepers Ari Ahonen and Dmitry Malgin and defenders Yevgeni Blokhin, Vladislav Kolesnikov, Maxim Semenov and Mike Lundin were introduced along with other new players at a press conference after the club’s recent practice. According to club president Nurlan Orazbayev, “Barys should make it through the first round of playoffs. In addition…

New Blood Infusion Lets Hope Fly High

ASTANA – New Barys goalkeepers Ari Ahonen and Dmitry Malgin and defenders Yevgeni Blokhin, Vladislav Kolesnikov, Maxim Semenov and Mike Lundin were introduced along with other new players at a press conference after the club’s recent practice. According to club president Nurlan Orazbayev, “Barys should make it through the first round of playoffs. In addition…