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Mikhail Kukushkin, of Kazakhstan, returns a shot to Nikoloz Basilashvili in a semifinal at the Memphis Open tennis tournament, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

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Mikhail Kukushkin, of Kazakhstan, returns a shot to Steve Johnson in a quarterfinal at the Memphis Open tennis tournament Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

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Mikhail Kukushkin, of Kazakhstan, returns a shot to Steve Johnson in a quarterfinal at the Memphis Open tennis tournament Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

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Mikhail Kukushkin, of Kazakhstan, returns a shot to Steve Johnson in a quarterfinal at the Memphis Open tennis tournament Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

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Mikhail Kukushkin, of Kazakhstan, waves to fans after defeating Steve Johnson, of the United States, 6-0, 6-4, in a quarterfinal at the Memphis Open tennis tournament Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

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U.N. Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura gestures while speaking to journalists as he arrives to attend the talks on Syrian peace in Astana, Kazakhstan, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017. The face-to-face meeting in Kazakhstan's capital is the latest in a long line of diplomatic initiatives aimed at ending the nearly 6-year-old civil war. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

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U.N. Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura gestures as he arrives to attend the talks on Syrian peace in Astana, Kazakhstan, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017. The face-to-face meeting in Kazakhstan's capital is the latest in a long line of diplomatic initiatives aimed at ending the nearly 6-year-old civil war. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

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FILE - A Tuesday, July 31, 2012, photo from files of Maiya Maneza of Kazakhstan competing during the women's 63-kg, group A, weightlifting competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, in London. Three female weightlifters from Kazakhstan, Maiya Maneza, Zulfiya Chinshanlo and Svetlana Podobedova have been stripped of gold medals from the 2012 London Olympics, Thursday Oct. 27, 2016, after failing retests of their doping samples. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)

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Shalkar Nursetov, a 23-year-old George Washington University student, hopes to take the U.S. education he is gaining and open a political firm in his native Kazakhstan.

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FOR STORY 2022 BID - This photo taken on Friday, May 29, 2015, shows a central mosque in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The ex-Soviet nation of Kazakhstan in Central Asia will be the first majority-Muslim country to host an Olympics if Almaty defeats its rival, Beijing, in voting July 31 to select the host venue of the 2022 winter games. (AP Photo/Pavel Mikheyev)

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A Russian Soyuz-U rocket heads for the International Space Station from the Kazakhstan based Baikonur Cosmodrome on July 3, 2015. (Image: Twitter, Intl. Space Station) ** FILE **

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In this image taken from video, a Soyuz-U rocket blasts off from the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Friday, July 3, 2015. The unmanned cargo ship is heading to the International Space Station, whose crew is anxiously awaiting it after the successive failures of two previous supply missions. (NASA TV via AP)

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In this image taken from video, a Soyuz-U rocket blasts off at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Friday, July 3, 2015. The unmanned cargo ship is heading to the International Space Station, whose crew is anxiously awaiting it after the successive failures of two previous supply missions. (NASA TV via AP)

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Venus Williams of the United States returns a shot to Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan during their singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Wednesday July 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

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U.S. astronaut Steven Swanson, a crew member of the mission to the International Space Station (ISS) gestures prior the launch of Soyuz-FG rocket at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Wednesday, March 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, Pool)

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** FILE ** This undated photo added on April 18, 2013, to the VK page of Dias Kadyrbayev shows, from left, Azamat Tazhayakov and Dias Kadyrbayev, from Kazakhstan, with Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in Times Square in New York. (AP Photo/VK)

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The Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz TMA-13M space ship carrying a new crew to the International Space Station, ISS, blasts off at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

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The Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz TMA-13M space ship carrying a new crew to the International Space Station, ISS, blasts off at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)