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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

Abai’s Legacy Continues to Flower and Spread Across Kazakhstan and the World (Video)

NUR-SULTAN – On Aug. 10, Kazakhstan and various parts of the world celebrated the 176th anniversary of philosopher, poet, educator and founder of Kazakh written literature Abai Kunanbayev who was born in 1845 and died in 1904 as great changes were beginning to occur in Central Asia and the world. President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev believes that…

Kazakhstan Becoming Happier, Better Place to Live According to New UN Report 

NUR-SULTAN – The UN presented their annual World Happiness Report which evaluates 149 countries on key happiness indicators such as life expectancy, social support, corruption and other factors. Kazakhstan took 36th place, overtaking Russia, Georgia, Tajikistan and Ukraine. Finland remains in first place in the ranking for the fourth year in a row. Iceland, Denmark,…

Kazakhstan Reaches 39th Place on Economic Freedom Index on 30 Year Independence Anniversary

NUR-SULTAN – Good news to mark the 30th Anniversary of Kazakh Independence. According to the new figures from the Index of Economic Freedom 2020 provided by the American Research Center Heritage Foundation, Kazakhstan took 39th place out of 180, after improving its indicators by 20 positions (the country was in 59th place in 2019).  The…

Wins Keep Piling In As Kazakh Boxers Continue Bringing Home the Gold in Championships All Over the World

NUR-SULTAN – Our story starts with Kazakh 36-year-old middleweight Kanat Islam (28-0, 22 KOs) who has again challenged WBC and WBA super middleweight champion Saul Canelo Alvarez (54-1-2, 36 KOs). He set his sights on the Mexican immediately after defeating Ecuadorian boxer Jason Minda (14-4-1, 8 KOs), nicknamed The Executioner, which he won at a…

Bublik and Golubev from Kazakhstan Took Sensational Win over World’s Top Ranked Players, Lost in Third Round at Australian Open

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh tennis players Alexander Bublik and Andrey Golubev have advanced to the third round of the doubles tournament at the Australian Open, the FTC press service reported. In the second round, the duo played the two Colombians Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah who occupy the top seat of the ATP ladder. The…

Reigning Champ Gennadiy Golovkin Defeats Challenger Kamil Szeremeta, Defends Title For 21st Time!

NUR-SULTAN – It was a fight that fans were beginning to doubt would happen at all. Kamil Sheremeta’s COVID infection and Gennadiy Golovkin’s calf injury lead to multiple delays. But in the end, the fans got what they were hoping and praying for when the reigning champ, Golovkin entered the ring to defend his title…

Kazakh Prime Minister Discusses Massive Investment and Trade Deals With SCO Member States

Kazakh Prime Minister Askar Mamin took part in an online meeting of the Council of Heads of Government of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), reported the PM’s press service. Mamin stressed the need for closer and effective cooperation between the SCO countries in the field of trade, and the need to explore opportunities for increasing…