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

March 11, 2016 7:15 AM

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

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.

Mikhail Lesin, who served as information minister under Putin and advised the president on media policies, ran one of Russia’s biggest media operations, Gazprom Media, until December 2014. He was also a founder of the Russia Today news channel, now known as RT.

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