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.
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.
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.