A FIFA refere from the 1990s and someone high in the Kazakhstan FA.
Kazkhstan joined UEFA in 2002, so in the 1990s refs like Koulakov took charge of matches in Asia. Kazakhstan joining Europe does not make much sense though, it was more a political thing and a costly thing too, for now the smaller (and less wealthy) teams from all over Europe have to travel all the way to, say, Astana for a qualifier.
Statistics for ALEXANDER KOULAKOV
Based on 1 international matches
MATCHES FOR ALEXANDER KOULAKOV
|WC 1998 qualifiers - Asia|
|1st round||Tajikistan||Vietnam||1997-05-04||4 - 0||0 (0-0)||0 (0-0)||0 (0-0)||0 (0-0)|