Today, the Belarusian head of state met with pilot cosmonaut, our compatriot Oleg Novitsky. He completed his 196-day mission at the International Space station, and now is getting used to live on Earth. Oleg Novitsky sent his compatriots photos of the Belarusian cities as viewed from the space. The cosmonaut told the President the particulars of the expedition and shared his plans. He also presented to the President a photo of the ISS crew and the watch, which had traveled with him into space. A.Lukashenko in his turn, gave the famous Belarusian the first copy of the book about the Minsk Palace of Independence.