This was reported by the press service of the head of Belarus.
“A man of truly planetary proportions, who made an invaluable contribution to the development of the Universe, passed away. Its first spacewalk was a landmark in the history of space exploration, ”the telegram says with condolences.
Lukashenko also noted that Leonov was distinguished by steadfastness, extraordinary courage, selfless devotion to his duty and profession.
“A bright memory of him will forever remain in our hearts, and his life path will be an example of serving the Fatherland for future generations,” the president emphasized.
Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed condolences on the death of Leonov and appreciated his contribution to the history of the conquest of the universe.
Aleksei Leonov, the first man to ever go into outer space, died on October 11 at the 86th year of his life.
Read more about the life and achievements of the Soviet cosmonaut in RT.