Articles by Yerlan Zhanayev

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

Barys Goalie Achieves Playoff’s Highest Save Percentage

The seventh season of the Continental Hockey League (KHL) wrapped up on April 19 with the premier Gagarin Cup going to SKA Saint Petersburg. The club from Russia’s second largest city defeated Ak Bars of Kazan in five matches (series are played until one side reaches four wins). This victory came on the back of…

Barys Astana Earns Playoffs Spot for Seventh Straight Season

ASTANA – As the Continental Hockey League’s (KHL) regular season wound to a close, Barys Astana played four matches away. The team has brought home seven points, half of those for grabs. This result has secured Barys a place in the Gagarin Cup playoffs for the seventh time in the league’s seven seasons. Two of…

Barys Has a Chance to Play in Gagarin Cup

ASTANA – After the All-Star match in the Kontinental Hockey League, Barys Astana is coming to the end of the regular KHL season. Initially, Barys played host to Severstal of Cherepovets. The match was quite tense. With half a minute to go before the end of regular time, Barys replaced their goalkeeper with a sixth…

Barys North-Western KHL Swing Yields Three Points, Mixed Results

The Astana Barys hockey team recently wrapped up a tour of the North-Western countries of the Continental Hockey League (KHL), which included matches against Finland’s Jokerit, Latvia’s Dinamo Riga and St. Petersburg’s SKA hockey teams. The tour produced mixed results and three tour points. The Barys’ match against Jokeritfrom Helsinki drew much media attention and…

Oskars Bartulis: I Don’t Mind Being Called Askar

Latvian hockey star and Astana Barys player Oskars Baruis recently played his first match with Barys against Metallurg from Novokuznetsk. Following the match, Bartulis spoke with The Astana Times about playing with his new team. You’ve arrived, so to speak, from the ship to the ball. How has such a short adjustment period been in…