Articles by Askar Beisenbayev

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

Hosting World Boxing Championship Is an Important Achievement for Kazakhstan on World Sports Stage

On the eve of the Oct. 14-26 World Boxing Championship in Almaty, International Boxing Association Vice President and President of the Kazakhstan Boxing Federation Timur Kulibayev answered questions from The Astana Times about prospects for the Kazakhstan National Boxing School, as well as world trends in the sport. How do you view the status of…

Astana Barys Wins Third President’s Cup

ASTANA – The annual Cup of the President of Kazakhstan open ice hockey tournament was held in early August. It was the fourth tournament of the international season and is considered one of the year’s most important tournaments. The tournament is three years old and was won the first two years by the Barys hockey…

Successful Implementation of Kazakhstan 2050 to Improve Technology, Economy and Lives of Citizens

President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s state-of-the-nation address, Strategy Kazakhstan 2050: a new policy of the established state, on December 14, 2012, highlighted the country’s achievements during its years of independence and set strategic goals for decades to come. The new programme, based on the progress of the state, summarises the results of Strategy 2030 and puts forward…

Curling Comes to the Capital

ASTANA – This year, one of the most modern ice rinks on the continent hosted the first curling tournament in the history of Kazakhstan’s capital city Astana. Managers of Alau Ice Palace and specially invited curling experts from Omsk, Russia were the first players to slide stones across the rink’s smooth surface. “First, we conducted…

National Tennis Federation Wants to Breed Future Grand Slam Winners

ASTANA – Kazakhstan’s national tennis team achieved a significant victory on their home court in the first round of the latest Davis Cup World Group competition. In the wake of that achievement, Kazakhstan Tennis Federation President Bulat Utemuratov recently spoke with The Astana Times about the success and future of Kazakhstan’s elite tennis players. In…