Introducing myself

Good day everyone! I’m new here so i thought that it would be nice to introduce myself first.
My name is Bakhtiyar(exotic name isn’t it?; Means “cheerful” in Iranic, ironically i’m quite a surly person by nature) and i’m from Almaty, Kazakhstan. I’m trying to learn French here as well as practicing my English skills, had no one to speak with for a very long time so i might have a lot of silly grammatical errors but i hope it’s not enough to punch me in the face lol. My mother language is Kazakh(which is distantly similar to Turkish) but i spoke Russian almost exclusively for 20 years. My interests are: modern history, tennis, politics, traveling.
Looking for a little chat in English and would love to help you with Russian/Kazakh. Skype: nice-santa .