'Russia Today' Creator Found Dead In Washington Hotel

November 7, 2015 6:05 AM

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'Russia Today' Creator Found Dead In Washington Hotel

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mikhail Lesin, a former aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin who helped found the English-language news service Russia Today, has been found dead in an upscale Washington hotel room.

The Russian Embassy in Washington on Friday confirmed the death of Lesin, whose body was discovered Thursday. Russia Today reported on its website that Lesin, 57, died of a heart attack.

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