On the eve of the Republic Day national holiday, by the Decree of President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, a large group of citizens were awarded state awards for their significant contribution to the social, economic and cultural development of the country, strengthening friendship and cooperation between peoples, and active social activities. Among them are prominent representatives of the manufacturing sector, business, education, healthcare, military personnel, law enforcement officers, athletes, labor veterans, cultural and scientific figures. Among those awarded is our colleague – Maxim Krugov, who was awarded the “Kurmet” Order for his contribution to the development of the academician Omarov Assy-Turgen Observatory. The staff of the Astrophysical Institute wholeheartedly congratulates Maxim Krugov on a well-deserved award! We are proud of you!