Articles by Oleg Tarasov

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

Women’s Chess Sees Boost as Young Talent Grows Up

ASTANA – In the midst of the Fourth FIDE Women’s World Team Championship held in Astana, The Astana Times met International Grandmaster Konstantin Landa, who, along with coach Pavel Kotsur, did his best to prepare Kazakhstan women’s national team for the competition. Is it hard to work with a women’s team? Actually, this is my…