Mikhail Lesin
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US coroners: Former Putin aide died of 'head injuries'

A former aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin, who was found dead in a US hotel four months ago, died of head injuries, US coroners say.

Mikhail Lesin, 57, also had blunt force injuries to the neck, torso, arms and legs, Washington DC's chief medical examiner said, without concluding how the injuries had been sustained.

Russian media had reported Lesin's death as a suspected heart attack.

He was one of the most influential figures on the Russian media scene.

Rajini Vaidyanathan reports.

  • 11 Mar 2016