Articles by Ruslan Eskendir

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

Traditional Kazakh Wrestling Grows in Leaps and Bounds, Promoter Says

Kazak kuresi, or Kazakh wrestling, is an old sport with roots stretching deep into history. Since ancient times, nomads of the Great Steppe have mastered martial arts, which helped them to survive in an environment of constant conflict and warfare. The 2015 celebration of the 550th anniversary of the Kazakh Khanate serves to highlight the…