|Gorbatko was twice awarded the prestigious Hero of the Soviet Union distinction. — Photo www.ndtv.com|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — President Trần Đại Quang on Thursday sent a message of condolences to Russian President Vladimir Putin following the death of cosmonaut Viktor Gorbatko.
Gorbatko died in Moscow at age 82 on Wednesday.
The Russian cosmonaut and Hero Phạm Tuân of Việt Nam were members of a historic flight into space in 1980.
President Quang also offered his condolences to Gorbatko’s family. — VNS