Articles by Askar Beissenbayev

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

Combat and Strength Sports Confederation Enjoys Early Success, Prepares Athletes for Rio

The Combat and Strength Sports Confederation will celebrate its second anniversary on Nov. 20. In such a short period, the confederation has achieved considerable success, becoming one of the most recognisable sports organisations, not only in the country but also far beyond its borders. Timur Kulibayev, chairman of the Kazakh Combat and Strength Sports Confederation , gave…

High Hopes for Capital’s Basketball Team

The capital’s basketball team, Astana, presented new players and discussed hopes for the coming season at a special presentation held before the start of the regular season. With several new players and a strong overall roster, the team is expected to reach the playoffs. The meeting with the basketball players aroused great interest among fans…

Shakhter Karaganda Heads from Champions League to Europa League

ASTANA – On Aug. 28, Karaganda Football Club “Shakhter” lost to Scotland’s Celtic with a score of 3 – 0 in the return match, which took place at Celtic Park in Glasgow. Kazakhstan’s club may have lost to its rival, but will continue on in the second most important tournament on the continent. True football…