Articles by Joey Long

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

Kazakh Boxing Legend Gennady GGG Golovkin Wows Crowds in Saitama, Japan With Knockout Performance

NUR-SULTAN – In the Japanese city of Saitama, a middleweight boxing match took place this past weekend, in which IBF and IBO world champion and Kazakh athlete Gennady Golovkin and WBA Super belt holder Ryoto Murata clashed in the ring, Sports.kz reported.  The fight was scheduled for 12 rounds, with three titles at stake. In…

Kazakh Cyclists Bring Home 20 Medals From Dushanbe Asian Road Cycling Championship

NUR-SULTAN – The Kazakh cyclists brought home 20 medals, seven of them gold, from Dushanbe, where the Asian Road Cycling Championship was held March 25-30, reported Inbusiness.kz.  The men’s group race took place on March 29, and was won by Kazakhstan’s athlete Igor Chzhan. He overtook Japanese cyclist Nariyuki Masude, who came second, and Mongolian…

Promotion of Human Rights, Adherence to International Law Discussed by European, Kazakh Experts

NUR-SULTAN – An online seminar on European human rights standards in law enforcement was organized by the European Union and Council of Europe Central Asia Rule of Law Program jointly with Kazakhstan’s Human Rights Commission and the Institute Sorbonne-Kazakhstan Abai University on March 25, reported Zakon.kz.  More than 235 legal professionals including prosecutors, police officers,…

Efforts to Enhance Gender Equality in Kazakhstan Receive Support from U.S. as Chair of Commission for Women Affairs Visits Washington

NUR-SULTAN – Last week Kazakhstan’s Chair of the National Commission for Women Affairs, Lazzat Ramazanova, met in Washington with senior representatives of the U.S. State Department, USAID, the World Bank, and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), reported the Central Communications Center on March 21. All participants expressed their support for Kazakhstan’s latest reforms in the…

Kazakh Tennis Player Alexander Bublik Wins First ATP Tour Title in Montpelier

NUR-SULTAN – The best tennis player of Kazakhstan became the winner in the ATP-250 category tournament in Montpellier, France, the press service of Kazakhstan Tennis Federation reported.  In the final match, Bublik defeated the third racket in the world, German Alexander Zverev, with a score of 6:4, 6:3. The match lasted 1 hour and 16…

Kazakhstan Culture Pavilion Restored to Its Former Glory in Center of Moscow  

NUR-SULTAN – After a large-scale restoration, the majestic Kazakhstan pavilion was opened to the public at VDNH (Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy), introducing the history and culture of Kazakhstan, which celebrates the 30th anniversary of independence this year, reports Russian popular weekly Argumenty and Fakty (AiF). The restorers have reproduced in detail the original…

Daniyar Yeleussinov Becomes Fifth Boxer to Take Home the Welterweight Title For Kazakhstan After Successful Return to Ring

NUR-SULTAN – The fight between Kazakh boxer Daniyar Yeleussinov and Argentinean Juan Hernan Leao on Dec. 18 in the Kazakh capital ended with Daniyar triumphing, reports Zakon.kz.  The fight for the vacant title lasted all twelve scheduled rounds, which came as a surprise to many. Throughout the fight, Yeleussinov absolutely dominated his opponent from South…

Kazakh Boxer Zhanibek Alimkhanuly Defends His Middleweight Belt in Las Vegas With Brutal KO in Eight Round

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan’s Zhanibek Alimkhanuly, a boxer with a 10-0 win rate and 6 KOs to his name, competed at a boxing showmatch at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada this past week and took home the belt, Sports.kz reports. There, the 27-year-old champion fought with the former WBA middleweight champion,…

Kazakhstan Takes Two Spots in The Ring’s List of World’s Top Ten Best Boxers

NUR-SULTAN – The Ring came out on Sept. 30 with an updated and current version of the ratings of boxers in all weight categories. The Ring is a magazine of repute in the boxing world and the new rating includes Kazakhstan’s Gennady Golovkin and Zhanibek Alimkhanuly.  There have been no major upsets or changes: Golovkin…

Kazakhstan Dominates Competition at WBA “Battle of the Nomads” Fight Tournament

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan’s up and coming fighters faced down their rivals and took home the WBA titles at the “Battle of the Nomads” held over the weekend in the capital. Beck Nurmaganbet (4-0, 2 KOs) met with Mexican boxer Bruno Sandoval (21-4-1, 17 KOs), and Evgeny Pavlov (4-0, 3 KOs) went against the boxer from…