Earlier this month, Rusneftegaz celebrated once more the achievements of our staff throughout the last year by bestowing awards upon worthy winners. As a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, an annual ceremony was again eschewed, with prizes being distributed by the contemporaries of those selected for accolades instead of executives. All of those chosen for recognition were nominated by both their colleagues and managers in appreciation of their hard work and or outstanding contribution to company development throughout the last year. Foremost, the management board elected to present twenty members of staff with special commendations for their exceptional work over the past twelve months, in addition to Oleg Patrushev and Eduard Kopeykin being named as employee and young employee of the year respectively. Whereas typically an annual gathering would be held at the beginning of Decemeber, current and continuing circumstances have determined that such an event has not taken place since 2019, and that the appropriate coronavirus mitigation procedures were adhered to as the prizes were presented. Our organization will continue to endeavor to acknowledge the remarkable efforts of our workers, and is grateful to all of them for another year of success. We wish all of them a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.