Ex-Putin Aide Who Died in D.C. Said Killed by Blunt Force

  • Mikhail Lesin died from blows to head, says medical examiner
  • Onetime information minister founded Russia Today news channel

Lesin was found dead in November 2015 at the Dupont Circle Hotel in Washington D.C.

Photographer: Andrew Harnik/AP Photo

A former aide and minister under Russian President Vladimir Putin who was found dead in his hotel room in Washington last year was killed by blunt force injuries to the head, the chief medical examiner’s office in the U.S. capital said Thursday.

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