Condolences on the passing of Alexei Arkhipovich Leonov
Today we bid farewell to our dear friend and colleague Alexei Leonov, whose talents were manifested in everything he touched. He was a talented artist, a public figure, a test pilot, Air Force major general, two-time Hero of the Soviet Union, and the first person to walk in space. It was a great honour and joy to work with Alexei Leonov, and we will always be grateful for the opportunity to do the job we love together with him.
Alexei Leonov was always full of life and energy, always changing the world around him and pushing those he knew to accomplish new deeds and changes. His entire life stands as an example of what it means to possess an incredible passion for life, true courage, and a tremendous drive to achieve one’s goals.
His passing is an irreparable loss for the entire world, for Russia, and for everyone who had the good fortune to know him personally.
On behalf of the entire Baring Vostok team, we express our deepest condolences to his family and friends.