Former Russian press minister Lesin dies in Washington

November 7, 2015 1:37 AM

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Former Russian press minister Lesin dies in Washington

WASHINGTONFormer Russian press minister Mikhail Lesin, who once headed state-controlled media giant Gazprom-Media, died of a heart attack in Washington, local and Russian media reported on Friday.

ABC quoted a Russian and a U.S. official as saying Lesin was found dead inside a hotel room in Washington's Dupont Circle area on Thursday.

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