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Former Putin Aide Involved in Fight Before Mysterious Death

The mysterious genocide of Mikhail Lesin, former presidential help and media tycoon, took a new spin on Thursday when U.S. debate specialists reported new justification that he died from a “blunt force mishap to the head.” In addition to head injuries, the autopsy determined, Lesin suffered blunt injuries to his neck, physique and upper and lower limbs.

The Kremlin and Foreign Ministry reacted to the news by stating they approaching Washington to “provide some-more details” on the case. In a matter on Facebook, Foreign Ministry orator Maria Zakharova pronounced the Russian Embassy in the U.S. was available some-more “substantial information” from the U.S. side.

Later reports referring to two unknown sources “close to Lesin,” suggested that the controversial former apportion might have been concerned in a quarrel on the night of his death. One source pronounced that Lesin had been a boxer in his youth, and was “known to get into conflicts.”

“This is his character, he’s stubborn,” the source is reported as saying.

The news comes 4 months after Lesin was found passed on the building of a room at Washington D.C.’s Dupont Hotel on Nov. 5, 2015. Then, Lesin’s kin reported that he had died of a heart attack.

At the time, U.S. military and medical experts did not news any signs of a aroused death, usually saying that there were no gunshot wounds on the body.

Mikhail Lesin was an influential personality of Vladimir Putin’s middle circle. From 1999 to 2004, he was a minister for the media, overseeing an aggressive supervision process that saw control commissioned over the country’s mass media.

Following that, he was a presidential media advisor, and was credited with the creation of a new, English denunciation pro-Kremlin radio channel RT. Between 2013 and 2014, he headed the Gazprom-Media media holding company, before quitting abruptly, citing family matters.

Between afterwards and the day of his death, however, Lesin fell out of favor. Some reports suggested he had quarreled with Yury Kovalchuk, a major Gazprom Media shareholder and Putin’s personal friend. Some suggested that Lesin due Kovalchuk a large volume of money.

The new justification has fueled conjecture about Lesin’s murder.

Alexei Venediktov, editor-in-chief of the Ekho Moskvy radio station, infancy owned by Gazprom-Media pronounced he had not believed the earlier chronicle that Lesin had died from a heart attack. “Relatives couldn’t know that at the impulse of publication as an autopsy had not been carried yet,” he said.

However, this didn’t meant Lesin was killed on purpose, says Venediktov: “This has the appearance of an random death. Lesin no longer hexed state secrets, he was profitable the money behind to Kovalchuk, and was of no seductiveness to the Americans.”

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Article source: http://www.themoscowtimes.com/article/562283.html

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