Articles by Askar Beysenbayev

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

Kuzin Wins First Speed Skating Gold for Country

ASTANA – One by one, Kazakhstan’s athletes are claiming their space on the world stage. The young nation’s newest sporting first comes in speed skating: for the first time in Kazakhstan’s speed skating history, a native son has brought home a gold medal. Denis Kuzin of Kostanay became the world champion in the 1,000 metre…

Women’s Tennis Team Makes Fed Cup Playoffs

ASTANA – Kazakhstan’s national women’s tennis team has won its way into the playoffs of the international Federation Cup. After previous victories over Thailand and India, the team won a decisive series of matches against Uzbekistan, the leading nation in their group. Ksenia Pervak of Kazakhstan won the first match in the series against Uzbekistan’s…

Ring Legend Optimistic about Country’s Boxing Future

ASTANA – The triumph of Kazakhstan’s national Olympic team in the United Kingdom and the return of our national heroes back home will long remain in the memory of the fans. Some of our athletes still continue to reach the pinnacle of sports and some, such as Serik Sapiyev, have begun to pass their invaluable…

In Astana, National Tennis Team Advances to Davis Cup Quarterfinals

ASTANA – Kazakhstan’s national tennis team has advanced to the Davis Cup quarterfinals against the Czech Republic after their spectacular win over Austria in the Davis Cup first round held here on Feb. 1 and 3. Andrey Golubev defeated Jurgen Melzer in the final match and led Kazakhstan to the Davis Cup quarterfinals. After the…