Former Putin Aide Died Of ‘Blunt Force Injuries’ In D.C., Medical Report Says

Mikhail Lesin, Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Image

From Bill Chappell at NPR:

A former Russian press minister and aide to President Vladimir Putin who was found dead in a Washington, D.C., hotel last November died from blunt force injuries, according to a report from the chief medical examiner’s office.

It’s the first time an official cause of death for Mikhail Lesin has been announced in the case. When Lesin died four months ago, Russian media outlets reported that the cause was a heart attack, citing family members.

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