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A prominent Russian millionaire with high-level ties to the Kremlin has been found dead inside a Washington hotel, a Russian official and a senior U.S. official told ABC News.
Mikhail Lesin, the former head of media affairs for the Russian government who's been accused of curtailing the country’s press freedoms, had been staying at Hotel Dupont when he was found Thursday, according to officials.
Lesin is credited with creating Russia Today, the English-language news network backed by the Russian government. Now known as RT, the network “provides an alternative perspective on major global events, and acquaints an international audience with the Russian viewpoint,” according to its website.
originally posted by: BrokedownChevy
What?! A 57 year old male dying of a heart attack? Unheard of.
originally posted by: kosmicjack
If nothing else the timing in conjunction with U.S./Russian tensions in Syria, the downed plane, ISIS, etc - is pretty hinky.