Putin associate found dead in Washington hotel: report

Washington police would not confirm the death of Mikhail Lesin (R), the Russian government's former head of media affairs, saying only that they were investigating the death of someone on the block where the hotel is locatedA wealthy Russian close to President Vladimir Putin has been found dead in a Washington hotel, ABC News reported. Mikhail Lesin, the Russian government’s former head of media affairs, was found in the Dupont Circle Hotel on Thursday, the TV network said, quoting a Russian and a US official. Washington police would not confirm the death of Lesin, saying only that they were investigating the death of someone on the block where the hotel is located in a fashionable area of Washington.

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