I am kazakh. I feel no liking for these guys. They are foreigners and they know nothing about Kazakhstan.
I don't care if they win or if they lose. I don't mind it.
I am a Kazak too and I think your opinion represents minority of tennis fans in Kazakstan. Maybe because you live abroad for a while, no?
First, I read interviews of Golubev, Kukushkin and Korolev, saw them during the Kazakstan National Championship (well, not Koro though)-- they know a lot about Kazakstan, come here quite often, like it here (and who doesn't?!) or at least say so.
Second, it's not a big difference if Golubev who lives in Italy or Korolev who lives in Germany represents Kazakstan or Russia. We've been the same country not long time ago and many Kazakstani athletes represented Soviet Union. In fact, for many more years majority of people in both Kazakstan and Russia will feel as we are from the same country, until the last generation of Soviets will be gone. If it was easy for Likhovtseva to represent Russia, why can't Korolev represent Kazakstan?
And finally, it's HUGE for all Kazaks that we fight for a place in the Wolrd Group! WE couldn't even dream about it three years ago! I am watching live the DC matches, the stadium is pretty full (not 100% full but tennis isn't yet that popular in Kazakstan) and it's a great event for our country.
You don't care if Kazakstan wins or not? Nothing to be proud of.