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Former Russian Aide Found Dead in Washington Hotel Room

A former aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin has been found dead in a hotel room in Washington, D.C. The Russian embassy in Washington confirmed Friday that the man was 57-year-old Mikhail Lesin, who had previously served as Russian press minister from 1999 to 2004 and presidential media adviser from 2004 to 2009. The media agency he is credited with founding, Russia Today, reported his cause of death as a heart attack. Russia Today is an English-language news service backed by...

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