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    Russia expects to receive detailed information on circumstances of the death of former Russian Press Minister Mikhail Lesin from the United States, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Friday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, a medical statement was released to media stating that Lesin, who was also ex-head of Gazprom-Media, died as a result of blunt force injuries of the head, in contradiction to earlier announcements.

    Medical statement of the cause of the Mikhail Lesin's death
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    Medical statement of the cause of the Mikhail Lesin's death

    The former Russian press minister died in Washington, DC on November 5, 2015. Following his death, Lesin's family told media that he died from heart attack.

    "What was announced now is some set of information, frequently impersonal, published by media. We have not received any detailed information and expect that detailed information will be provided to us, taking these media reports into the account," Peskov told journalists.

    Lesin was born on July 11, 1958. He served as minister for the affairs of the press, broadcasting and mass communications from 1999 to 2004 and as presidential adviser from 2004 to 2009.

    He was appointed to head Gazprom-Media holding in October 2013 and resigned in January 2015, citing family reasons. Lesin is also widely credited as the creator of international broadcaster RT.


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