Putin help died of ‘blunt force trauma’

Mikhail Lesin. Photo: Mar 2002Image copyright
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Mikhail Lesin was found passed in a room during a Dupont Circle hotel in Washington DC final November

A former help to Russian President Vladimir Putin, who was found passed in a US final year, died of blunt force mishap to a head, officials say.

Mikhail Lesin also had blunt force injuries to a neck, torso, arms and legs, Washington DC’s arch medical investigator pronounced after a post-mortem.

The 57-year-old was found during a city’s Dupont Circle hotel.

Lesin was former Russian press apportion and a one-time conduct of a absolute Gazprom-Media Holding group.

After his death, his family members were quoted by Russian media as observant that he had a heart attack.

Media ‘censor’

The arch medical investigator supposing no serve details.

Meanwhile, military orator Dustin Sternbeck pronounced a box remained underneath investigation, a Washington Post reported.

He declined to contend either a autopsy formula meant a crime might have been committed.

Russian unfamiliar method mouthpiece Maria Zakharova pronounced Moscow was now awaiting “clarification from Washington and applicable central information on a swell of a investigation”.

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Vladimir Putin spoke of Mikhail Lesin’s (left) “enormous contribution” to Russian media

In 2014, Mississippi Senator Roger Wicker called for an review into Lesin, observant his happening “raises critical questions”.

The senator pronounced Lesin had bought skill value $28m (£19.6m) in Los Angeles for his family after finishing work as a polite servant.

Sen Wicker asked how a former polite menial would have been means to buy and say costly property, and voiced regard a squeeze might have concerned people and groups on a US sanctions list.

The senator also pronounced Lesin “led a Kremlin’s bid to bury Russia’s eccentric radio outlets”.

Lesin was for a prolonged time deliberate one of a many successful total on a Russian media stage and in a corridors of power.

He worked as an help to a presidency between 2004 and 2009, when he helped advise on a origination of a news channel Russia Today (now famous as RT).

He quiescent from Gazprom-Media in 2014.

After his death, President Putin spoke of Lesin’s “enormous contribution” to Russian media.

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