PUTIN AIDE'S DEATH IN DC RULED AN ACCIDENT
The death of a former aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2015 was ruled an accident by US authorities on Friday. Mikhail Lesin was found dead in his Washington hotel room in November with numerous injuries, according to a statement from the DC Medical Examiner's Office in March. At the time, his death was ruled to be "undetermined." On Friday, the US Attorney's Office issued as statement saying an investigation determined the injuries were sustained while Lesin was alone, and that alcohol consumption was "a contributing factor.