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    The US Justice Department has declined to comment on a possibility of providing the documents on circumstances of the death of former Russian Press Minister Mikhail Lesin to Russia, US Justice Department spokesperson Peter Carr told Sputnik on Friday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — An official in Russia’s Prosecutor General's office said Friday that Russian Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika sent a request to the US attorney general on provision of documents on circumstances of Lesin’s death.

    “We’ll decline to comment at this time,” Carr stated.

    On Thursday, 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 to 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.


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