‘Blunt injuries’ killed Putin’s former media chief in Washington, DC – forensic data

Editor’s Note: RT failed to mention that Lesin had a falling out with the Putin cabal and was likely in the US to give evidence to the FBI about corruption in Russia. The chief suspect in his death is clearly the Russian FSB. Who else would want him dead? Certainly not the Americans.

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Four months after the death of former Russian press minister and prominent media figure Mikhail Lesin in a DC hotel, Washington’s chief medical examiner has revealed forensic data indicating that Lesin died of injuries to the head.

While initial reports following Lesin’s death in DC’s Dupont Hotel on November 5, 2015 indicated that a heart attack had been to blame, no conclusive official forensic data has been released until now.

A joint statement by the District of Colombia’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) and Metropolitan Police Department said that the former minister’s death had been a violent one, as cited by RIA Novosti on Thursday.

“The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) has released the cause and manner of death for Mikhail Lesin…Cause of Death: blunt force injuries of the head,” the statement said.

It added that “blunt force injuries of the neck, torso, upper extremities and lower extremities” contributed to the 57-year-old’s death.

Nevertheless, the manner of death was still classified as “undetermined” in the official release.

Lesin’s death is being actively investigated, OCME spokeswoman LaShon Beamon has said.

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