Awards and order of the Republic of Kazakhstan Printable versionLast update: 21.05.2020
State award always was and is an important element of encouragement and show gratitude sign from society and government altogether for individual person. There are about 20 types of awards based in Kazakhstan including different awards, medals and honorary degrees. If you think that your colleague, friend, relative or other person familiar to you deserve state award, one can learn from this article how can the person get one or another award and what is the order of award recommendation.
State awards of the Republic of Kazakhstan and to whom are they bestowed?
Citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan, foreigners and persons without citizenship who have served to the Republic of Kazakhstan, in recognition of their services, for the fruitful state, community, creativity, labor and military feats are bestowed by state awards. The awarding is performed by the President of RK.
Type of award is determined by the awarding character and degree of the person recommended for award.
Candidatures for awarding the order of the perfection “Altyn Kyran” are nominated by the President. Award recommendation of other state awards is submitted to President by RK Parliament, RK Government, ministries, agencies, administrations, creative unions and other organizations.
Candidatures for awarding can be considered and adopted by work collectives.
Award recommendation for foreign citizenships is nominated by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, other ministries and state committees, other central executive bodies of RK on the usual terms.
Besides mothers of many children awards, heroic exploit cases and extreme circumstances, recommendation of citizens for regular award is nominated not earlier than in 5 years after last awarding. The same person can not be awarded twice for one and the same medal, exception to this rule applies where there are awards of different degrees and perfection of honors.
Awarding by state orders of RK for bravery, courage and heroism extended while protection of interests, can be nominated even posthumously.
Persons, awarded by any of RK orders are called chevaliers of this order.
Order of award recommendations
For each person, recommended to awards one make a commendation list of established sample. A commendation list includes data, characterizing the personality of awarded person, total length of work in the department and in this collective, his certain awards, data of work quality; for persons, concerned on factory, main work results, and also award by which he/she can be nominated.
Commendation list is signed by the organization leader. Commendation list of chief executive officer is signed by the directory of higher body.
Commendation lists are attached by seals of those organizations, by leaders of which they were signed.
Commendation list of established sample is filled for the mother of many children, nominated for appropriate award. Commendations lists are filled for: working mothers- at the place of work; for employees, working out of work collective and for not working mothers – by administrations and are certified by their signatures and seals. Commendation list is filled on the base of mother and children personal documents and for children unaccounted for or died there are references or other submitted documents of relevant bodies. References confirming the presence of children are valid during one year. Commendation list is filled in one example to which two photos of represented persons are attached: awarding a rank “Khalyk Kalharmany” in size 4x5 cm; awarding honorary degree – photos in size 3x4 indicating last name and initials on the back side. Improperly designed commendation materials are not accepted for consideration. In case of candidature recommendation by work collective for awarding, commendation list and collective petition on awarding are directed to appropriate executive bodies or ministries, agencies, government committees, military departments or other bodies which consider entered materials and prepare recommendations.
Recommendations in the name of President are extended on:
- Employees of organizations regardless of proprietary forms, local state bodies, representatives of regional public associations- by Akims of regions, Astana and Almata cities. 2) Employees of central state bodies, bodies of immediate subordinate and reporting to the President of RK, republican creative unions and public associations – leaders of these organizations. 3) Chief executive officer of central state bodies, bodies of immediate subordinate and reporting to the President of RK, Akims and maslikhat secretaries of the region, Astana and Almaty cities – by Parliament and Government of RK.
Recommendations on each suggested for awarding is prepared separately. Procedure of bankruptcy petition on awarding for military personnel and employees of Defence Ministry, Internal Affairs Ministry, National Security Committee, Republican guard, President security service, and also civil contingent of these bodies is determined by their directory. Suggestions on awarding of RK citizens, working abroad and also foreign citizens and persons without citizenship living in a foreign land are recommended by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of RK or by other ministries, governmental committees, other central executive bodies, on agreement with the Ministry of international Affairs of the republic.
Award recommendation of foreign citizens living on the territory of the republic are performed on general terms.
For the preliminary consideration and preparation of award proposals the commission on state awards is created under the President of RK. The results of petition consideration on awards by Commission are reported to the body, recommended a candidature verbally. Complaints and appeals of citizens to the decision of Commission on awarding or awarding refusal are not considered.
Privileges and status of awarded persons
The note on citizens awarding bestowed for perfection of honors, Order “Otan” or Order “First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan” is made in the Book of Glory of RK established by a government.
Mother of many children awarded by the order “Altyn Alka” or got before the rank “Mother- heroine” are provided first of all a living quarters. For payment of living expenses together with family members one pay a special public welfare payment.
Mother of many children awarded by the order “Kumysalka” fringe benefits can be stated at the expense of local budgets.
According to RK law special benefits are paid to the following persons:
- Order chevaliers of three classes of the Order of Glory, persons awarded the honorary title “Kazakhstannyn garyshker-ushykty” are appointed for the benefit in size of 130 MCI
-Order chevaliers of three classes of Labor Glory- 9 MCI
- Mother of many children awarded by the order “Altyn Alka”, “Kumysalka” or got before the rank “Mother- heroine” awarded by Orders “Mother Glory” I and II classes- 6 MCI
In case of loss
Persons honored by state awards of RK must keep them save. In case of loss of state awards and its documents, awarded persons keep their rights for awards. Duplication of the order “Altyn Kyran” Golden star, orders, medals and award pin are not issued instead of lost.
In exceptional cases they may be issued by the decision of Commission on state awards under the President only in cases of loss as a result of fires, earthquakes and other natural disasters, when the awarded person was unable to prevent their loss.
Duplication of documents on awarding in the case of their loss may be issued by the decision of Commission on state awards at the petition of the local executive bodies.
Orders, medals, award pins to honorary titles of awarded RK of dead citizens and awarded posthumously, and also the documents on their awarding will be inherited by their relatives as a memory. With consent of heirs of deceased his awards and documents on awarding can be passed to museums for storage and exhibition.
If the deceased does not have any heirs his awards and awarding documents are returned to the President of RK.
According to the article 39-1 of RK Law, citizens of RK, foreign citizens of RK and persons without citizenship, honored by state awards have the right to export these awards abroad the republic if available the awarding documents.
Is it possible to deprive a state award?
Deprivation of state awards is made by the President in the case t of conviction of awarded person at the instance of the Court based on the code. Deprivation of state awards entails their return and documents to the President of Kazakhstan.
Citizens convicted illegally and rehabilitated completely are reversed for the rights on awards by the decision of the court.
It is not allowed to establish and produce orders, medals, award pins and its documents and Certificate of Merit with any similarities in appearance with state awards. Purchase, sale, exchange or other order refundable transfer, medals or award pins to the honorary degree of the RK, and other illegal committing in relation to state awards entail liability under the law.
Types of awards
|№||Name||Description||Candidatures for awarding|
|Orders of RK|
|1||Highest award of perfection of honors Order “Altyn Kyran” (order Gold Eagle)||Established in 1995. The award represents necklace made from gold alloy 585 and 750 of white, red and yellow colors tighten by joining link with medal ribbon underside on which there is a bind in the form of pin with complicated. It is a perfection of honors.||Bestowed for shining state merits, citizens awarded before by one of the orders of RK or USSSr|
(order National hero). To persons given a title «Khalykkakharmany»
|Based in 1993. Bestowed an award of special honor- Golden star and order “Otan”. Represents a golden seven point star with smooth dihedral rays. Between the beams at the base inserted seven colorless phianites .. A star with the help of the link is suspended to the sash block. It is the perfection of honors||Bestowed for outstanding service to the Republic of Kazakhstan, the feats of arms in the name of its freedom and independence.|
|3||«KazakhstannynEnbekEri» (Labor Hero of Kazakhstan)||Award of special honor – Golden star and order “Otan” is bestowed. It represents a necklace, tighten by joining link with medal ribbon. It is made of gold alloy in the shape of seven rays volume star. It is the perfection of honors.||Bestowed for outstanding service in in economic and social human development of RK.|
|4||«Otan» ( Mother country order)||
Established in 1993.
Consist of ribbon and necklace, in the center of necklace there is a national emblem, from the both sides of emblem there is a wheat and on the underside – sign “Otan”. Perfection of honors.
|Persons for special merit are awarded: in social and state activity, in economy, social sphere, science and culture, in state, development, in law enforcement service, military and state service, development of democracy and social progress.|
|5||«Kazakhstan Respublikasinyn Tungysh President order» ( order First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan)||Established on the base of Constitutional law from January 1, 2001in honor of President of RK Nursultan Nazarbayev. Star of the order represents golden sixteen- pointed multiplex star star, where 8 rays of the star are shorter than the others by interchanging. There is a rundle of blue enamel in the center with the profil of Nursultan Nazarbayev. Central rundle is surrounded by mounting of white color with the sign of golden color.||Persons are warded for for special merit in state and public activity promoting prosperity and glory of RK are awarded. For special service to RK heads and leaders of governments of foreign states can be awarded.
Established in 1999.
Consist of 3 clesses:
Awarded for special merit:
- in strengthening of cooperation between nations, rapprochement and mutual enrichment of national cultures, friendship relations between states.
|7||«Dank» (order of glory)||
Established in1993. Consist of the star and order badge on shoulder ribbon. Order "Dank" consist of 2:
The order badge of first class represents silver eight- pointed multi-rayed ribbed star on which there is another star of smaller size, but with grind rays. On the star, on the top of two crossed swords and spears a round gold shield is superimposed.
Order of second class is similar to the badge of first class, but of smaller size.
|Bestowed to persons of highest officers FS, other troops and military formations, and also coworkers of special state bodies, procuracy authorities, national security, internal affairs of RK,
- for success in forces management , high military combat readiness of forces and providing of defence capabilities.
-for excellent organization of military, frontier and internal, providing of national security, strengthening of legitimacy and protection of public peace.
(Order of virtue)
Established in 1995. The order is made from silver, form- eight-pointed star on the base of round, the distance between opposite tops of the star – 45 mm. In the center of the order there is a shield with armament symbols. On the underside on cherry-colored background there is a name of order. Consist of 3 classes
By orders "Aibyn" I and II classes are awarded persons of company and field officers.
|Bestowed military personnel FS, other forces and military formations, coworkers of special state bodies, procuracy authorities, national security, internal affairs ofRK.
- for success, achieved in combat training, maintenance of high military combat readiness of forces and learning of new military technique, providing of legitimacy and protection of public peace.
- for bravery and dedication during call of military duty and also for feats, committed under protection of state interests.
|9||«Parasat» (Order of nobility)||
Established in 1993. The badge of the order is made of vermeil by one-piece stamping method . The badge represents eight- pointed star, ends are formed by three dihedral rays, the middle one of which is a little bigger than the others, between the ends of the star there is a small dihedral ray. The central rundle is in the shape of geometric pattern: in the center – rectangular rhomb, from edges of which two dihedral rays come off, from the corners of the rhomb- triangular dihedral figures.
|Bestowed men of science and culture, literature and art, state and public workers, and also citizens, made a big personal contribution in development and increase in spiritual and intellectual potential of the republic, or for active work on human rights protection and his social interests. By order "Dostyk" are awarded citizens for fruitful work on maintenance of mutual agreement in society, services in peace and friendship strengthening and cooperation between nations.|
|10||«Kurmet»(order of honour)||
Established in 1993.
The badge of the order is made of silver and represents gold plated five-pointed star, the rays of which are covered by enamel of green color and end with elements of Kazakh ornament. In the center of badge there is a round rundle of dark blue enamel with the draw of golden sun. Under the rundle there is a ribbon of red enamel with the sign
|Bestowed citizens for services in development of economy, social sphere, culture, education, for exemplary service in state bodies and active social activity.|
|Medals of RK|
(order for courage)
Established in 1993. Consist of necklace and suspension device which contain a sign «Erligi ushin»
|Bestowed citizens for bravery and dedication, showed:
- in extreme situations, connected with rescue of human lives (on the water, fire, natural disasters)
- at struggle with criminality.
(order for martial prowess)
Established in 1995.
The medal has a shape of circle with diameter 34 mm. There is an eight- faced star in the center, inside if the star there is a shield with armament symbols. The name of medal is written around the circus, letters’ size- 3,5х3 mm.
|Bestowed military personnel FS, other forces and military, formations of RK, and also coworkers of special state bodies, procuracy authorities and national security of internal affairs of RK.|
|3||«Erenenbegiushun»(order for labor perfection)
Medal «Erenenbegiushun» is established 1993.
Consist on suspension device and necklace of round shape. There is a sign on the necklace «Yeren enbegi ushin», on the underside there is an image of wheat.
|Bestowed for skilful, initiative and brave actions in battle, making for successful achievement of battle mission of military command , and also at the struggle with criminality
- for courage, showed under protection of state boundary;
- for awards during service career.
(order of Mercy)
Established in 1995.
Consist on suspension device and necklace of round shape. There are sun and swallow represented on the necklace, at the top- sign «Shapagat».
|Bestowed citizens for active and fruitful benefit work and mercy.|
|Honorary degrees of RК|
«Kazakstannyn enbeksinirgen kairatkeri»
(order Honored worker of Kazakhstan)
Consist on suspension device and necklace of round shape. There are sun and eagle represented on the necklace, on the edges it is written «Kazakstannyn enbeksinirgen kairatkeri»
|Bestowed outstanding state and public workers, representatives of science, art, production and special sphere for great service to the republic.|
|2||«Kazakhstanniy garyshker- ushkishy» (Cosmonaut of Kazakhstan)||Established in 1993.||Bestowed for citizens , successfully completed preset sequence of space flight, exemplary achieved scientific technical, research and practical goals.|
|3||«Altyn alka»(Golden necklace)||
Necklace «Altyn alka» is established in 1993.
|Bestowed mothers, given a birth and educate to 7 or more children.|
|4||«Kunis alka»||Necklace «Kunis alka » is established in 1993||Bestowed mothers, given a birth and educate to 6 or more children.|
In addition to all of listed awards there is also a departmental awards. Award recommendation of departmental awards are considered on the occasion of the public, professional and other holidays and anniversaries, career length. Departmental awards are classified according to the department:
- Medal «Kazakhstan Respublikasinyn syrtky sayasatina koskan ilesi ushin»
- Medal «Munay- gaz keshenin damytuga koskan ilesi ushin»
- Medal «Adilet organdary zhuyesin damituga koskan ilesi»
- Award pin «Kazakhstan Respublikasi diplomatiyalik kyzmetinin enbek sinirgen kyzmetkeri»
- Award pin «Munai- gaz salasinyn enbek sinirgen kyzmetkeri»
- Award pin «Adilet organdary zhuyesinin kurmetti kyzmetkeri»
Award pin «Zanger» І, ІІ, ІІІ classes:
1) «Zanger» І class – awarding for 12 years of service in judicial bodies system;
2) «Zanger» ІІ class – awarding for 10 years of service in judicial bodies system;
3) «Zanger» ІІІ class – awarding for 7 years of service in judicial bodies system.
- Award pin «Adilet organdarinyn izdigi»
- Award pin «Karzhikizmetinin izdigi»
- Award pin «Salykkyzmetinin izdigi»
- Award pin «Aleumettik- enbek salasinyn izdigi»
- Award pin «Auyl sharuashylgy salasinyn izdigi»
- Award pin «Kurmetti aviator»
- Award pin «Kurmetti zholshi»
- Award pin «Kurmetti avtokoleshi»
- Award pin «Su koligi salasinyn izdigi»
- Award pin «Yenbek sinirgen energetik»
- Award pin «Yenbek danki» І, ІІ, ІІІ classes:
1) «Yenbekdanky» I class – awarding for 12 years of service in metallurgy industry branch;
2) «Yenbekdanky» II class – awarding for 8 years of service in metallurgy industry branch;
3) «Yenbekdanky» III class – awarding for 5 years of service in metallurgy industry branch;
Award pin «Kenshidanky» І, ІІ, ІІІ classes:
1) «Kenshidanky» I class – awarding for 12 years of service in mining industry and mine construction branch;
2) «Kenshidanky» II class – awarding for 8 years of service in mining industry and mine construction branch;
3) «Kenshidanky» III class – awarding for 5 years of service in mining industry and mine construction branch.
Award pins «Shakhter danky» І, ІІ, ІІІ classes:
- «Shakhter danky» I class – awarding for 12 years of service in coal- mining industry branch;
- «Shakhter danky» II class – awarding for 8 years of service in coal- mining industry branch;
- «Shakhter danky» III class – awarding for 5 years of service in coal- mining industry branch; Award pin «Kurmetti energetik»
- Award pin «Kurmetti mashina zhasaushy»
- Award pin «Avtom salasinyn izdigi»
- Award pin «Densaulyk saktau isine koskan ilesu ishin»
- Award pin «I.Altinsarin»
- Award pin «Gylymdy damituga sinirgen enbegi ishin»
- Award pin «Bilim beru isinin kurmetti kyz»
- Award pin «Madeniet salasinyn izdigi»
- «Deneshynykty zhane sportti damituga sinirgen enbegi ishin»
- Award pin «Turizm salasina sinirgen enbegi ishin»
- «Kurmetti sport kyzmetkeri»
- Award pin «Turizm salasinin izdigi»
- Award pin «Ekologiya salasinin izdigi»
- Award pin «Kurmetti kurilisshy»
- Award pin «Kurmetti saulershi»
- Award pin «Khimiya oner kasibinin uzdik kyzmetkeri»
- Award pin «Turginui kommunaldyk sharushylygynyn kurmetti kyzmetkeri»
- Award pin «Statistika izdigi»
- Award pin «Izdikbailanyshy»
- Award pin «Zherkoynauynyn kurmetti barlaushisy»
- Award pin «Zherkoynauynyn barlaudyn izdigi»
- Award pin «Zan salasinyn izdigi»