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    Russian Ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak said that Russia has still not received enough information on the circumstances of the death of former Russian Press Minister Mikhail Lesin from the United States.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Russia has still not received enough information on the circumstances of the death of former Russian Press Minister Mikhail Lesin from the United States, Russian Ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak told RIA Novosti.

    "We have been appealing to the US authorities consistently and for a long time to receive all the detailed information [on Lesin’s death]. But, so far, we have not received it," Kislyak said.

    Lesin was found dead in a Washington, DC hotel on November 5, 2015. According to a coroner' report released publicly on Thursday, he died as a result of blunt force trauma to his head. The report contradicts earlier information given to Lesin’s family, stating that he had suffered a heart attack.

    On Friday, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that the United States had failed to provide substantive information on Lesin's case to the Russian authorities.

    Russian Embassy spokesman Yuri Melnik told Sputnik on Friday that Russia has not received any official information from the United States related to the medical statement on the cause of Lesin’s death.

    The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) in Washington, DC is in charge of the investigation. According to White House spokesman Josh Earnest, the FBI is also involved in the investigation.

    Medical statement of the cause of the Mikhail Lesin's death
    © Photo : Government of the District of Columbia
    Medical statement of the cause of the Mikhail Lesin's death

    The MPD told Sputnik on Friday that they had not ruled out the possibility of investigating the case as a murder.


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