Peskov noted that the head of Russia treated Leonov with deep respect and in the near future he will send a telegram of condolences to the cosmonaut's family.
“President Putin deeply condoles over the death of Leonov. They knew each other very well, Putin treated Leonov with deep respect, they repeatedly talked. Putin has always admired Leonov’s courage and the way he was a man with a capital “,” RIA Novosti quotes him.
Aleksei Leonov, the first man in history who made spacewalk, died in the 86th year of his life.
Their condolences in connection with the death of the astronaut have already expressed in "Roskosmos" and NASA.
In turn, the hero of Russia, a deputy of the State Duma, test cosmonaut Maxim Suraev, in an interview with RT, called Leonov’s death an “irreparable loss”.