March 19, 2011 |
ALMATY, Kazakhstan - Traffic police in a southern Kazakhstan city have complained of a rising tide of motorists replacing their license plates with signs reading "I Love Sex. " Online news channel Mir reported yesterday that one of them, a 19-year old motorist in Kyzyl-Orda, was fined $1,000 for pinning the provocative plate to his SUV. The station also showed police footage of another car bearing a more chaste plate honoring a woman: "I Love...
December 27, 2012 |
MOSCOW - Kazakhstan's acting border service chief was among 27 people killed in a military plane crash Tuesday near a southern city, another blow to the agency after he was appointed in June to deal with the aftermath of a mass killing involving a conscript. The Russian-made An-72 crashed at 12:55 GMT (7:55 a.m. Philadelphia time) about 12 miles away from the city of Shymkent near the border with Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan's Committee for National Security said in a statement. The fatalities included a crew of seven and 20 border guards, including the acting head of the ex-Soviet nation's border protection service, Col. Turganbek Stambekov, the statement said.
May 10, 1992 |
Kazakhstan may be a new country carved out of the old Soviet Union, but it has an ancient cultural heritage and a diverse population. Through a cultural exchange program, a delegation of about 60 people, including government officals, businessmen and entertainers, arrived in Harrisburg last week to learn about American culture and life. On Thursday, after an afternoon tour of the campus of West Chester University, a group of Kazakh folk musicians from this exchange will give a free concert at the New Century Club in West Chester.
March 8, 2007 |
WITH ALL THE suppression of human rights going on in the world, it's nice to know that Kazakhstan has been singled out by the U.S. State Department for its suppression of . . . Borat. The department's annual human-rights report criticizes Kazakhstan for taking action against the satirical Web site of Sacha Baron Cohen, creator of the fictional Kazakh journalist in "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan. " Specifically, the government took control of the registration of .kz Internet domains in 2005 and revoked Baron Cohen's domain because it deemed his site offensive, the report said.
December 31, 2008 |
The United States coasted into the world junior hockey championship playoffs with a 12-0 rout of Kazakhstan last night in Ottawa. The United States will play Canada in a matchup of 3-0-0 teams today, with the top spot in Group A on the line. Kazakhstan (0-3-0) will head to the relegation round. Aaron Palushaj led the United States with two goals and two assists. Colin Wilson also had two goals, while James van Riemsdyk, a Flyers prospect, and Ian Cole each had a goal and two assists.
October 26, 1990 |
Kazakhstan has become the 14th of the 15 Soviet republics to declare sovereignty, defying the national legislature and banning nuclear tests on its territory in Central Asia, Soviet media reported. The action yesterday came after environmental activists claimed Kazakhstan's 15 million people suffer an elevated cancer rate and other health problems because it is the site of one of the country's main testing grounds for nuclear warheads. In Donetsk, Ukraine, a nationwide congress of coal miners put aside divisions today and adopted a plan by radical miners to form the Soviet Union's first independent trade union.
September 29, 1991 |
In all the heated discussions about what to do with the leaders of last month's anti-Gorbachev putsch - shooting the plotters, imprisoning them in an old dissidents' labor camp, or making them recite all of Lenin's collected works - no idea is more original than that offered by Serik Abdrakhmanov, adviser to the president of Kazakhstan. "Make them all Heroes of the Soviet Union," he declared earlier this month. Abdrakhmanov's reasoning is simple: The failed coup did more than anything else to bind together this ethnically diverse republic in one cohesive movement toward independence and economic self-sufficiency.
December 20, 1986 |
The Soviet Union yesterday announced that order was restored to the Central Asian city of Alma Ata after two days of rioting by students protesting the replacement of the native head of the Soviet republic of Kazakhstan with an ethnic Russian. The official news agency Tass said Gennady V. Kolbin inspected a heavy- machinery plant in Alma Ata yesterday with Politburo member Mikhail Solomentsev. Kolbin, a Russian, was named Tuesday to replace Dinmukhamed A. Kunayev as head of the Communist Party in the republic, which has many Muslims.
June 20, 1989 |
Armed youths went on a rampage in the Soviet Central Asian republic of Kazakhstan, causing deaths in the latest outbreak of violence in the country's outlying republics, Tass reported yesterday. The official news agency said that the youths, some using guns and firebombs, had tried to seize a police station, public transport and other key points in the city of Novy Uzen over the weekend. It suggested that the violence was continuing in the town, in western Kazakhstan, about 1,050 miles southeast of Moscow.
March 2, 2012
Philadelphia's Stephen Fulton Jr. continued to dominate the 108-pound division in the USA Boxing National Championships in Fort Carson, Colo., Thursday when he won a 13-12 quarterfinal decision over David Carlton of Cincinnati. The victory sent Fulton into the semifinals against Santos Vasquez of Sparks, Nev. Winners will advance to the men's world championships next year in Astana, Kazakhstan, and the women's championships in Qinhuangdao, China, May 9-20. Streaming video and results of the tournament are available at www.usaboxing.org . - Inquirer staff