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Michael K.: | November 07, 2015, 10:55:02 PM

Putin's Multi-Millionaire Media Mogul Dies Of Mysterious "Heart Attack" In Luxury DC Hotel

Yesterday evening, a variety of mainstream wires reported that Mikhail Lesin, a close ally of The Kremlin and the man credited with “inspiring” the creation of Russia Today, was found dead on an “upper floor” in the hotel. Lesin was Russia’s Minister of Press, Television and Radio from 1999 to 2004 and also served as Putin’s media adviser. In 2013 he assumed a role as an executive at Gazprom-Media.

Apparently, no one knows why Lesin was in Washington, and as of Friday evening, authorities weren't ready to reveal the identity of the 57-year old Russian national they found dead at the Dupont. But officials in Washington and Moscow confirmed that the deceased was indeed Lesin and Vladimir Putin "expressed his sincerest condolences", RT says. From The Kremlin:

"The president has a high appreciation for Mikhail Lesin’s massive contribution to the creation of modern Russian mass media.
In the West, Lesin is most widely known for his role in conceiving Russia Today (now RT), a state-run English-language television network which offers an alternative, non-Western view of global events by encouraging viewers to 'Question More'. Since its launch in 2005, RT has expanded across continents, broadcasting in multiple languages, and successfully presenting the Russian point of view on world events, something even its harshest critics have admitted. Lesin's role in RT's creation is arguably his greatest accomplishment."

As of now, Lesin's death has been written off to the ubiquitious unexplained "heart attack." Here's WaPo:

Lesin was the former executive of Gazprom-Media, the state-run holding company that controls much of the Russian press. RIA Novosti, a state news agency, quoted a family member confirming the death and saying it was from a heart attack.
Russia Today, without providing a source, suggested that Lesin had been suffering from a prolonged illness.

We're no doctors, and we're also not trying to suggest that Lesin wasn't sick, but what's particularly odd about the mainstream media's coverage of this story (and by the way, this applies to the Russian media as well), is that no one seems to think it's strange that a Russian media mogul died in a DC hotel room from an apparent "heart attack" just as relations between Washington and Moscow have deteriorated to a post-Cold War low and just as sites like RT and Sputnik are becoming increasingly prominent among Western readers amid The Kremlin's air campaign in Syria. And to top it all off, no one knows why Lesin was in the city in the first place. Nope, nothing strange about any of that.

It's also worth noting that US lawmakers have called for an investigation into Lesin's fortune. Via ABC:

Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), called on the Justice Department to launch an investigation into Lesin over allegations of corruption and money laundering.
In a letter to then-Attorney General Eric Holder, Wicker said Lesin had “acquired multi-million dollar assets” in Europe and the United States “during his tenure as a civil servant,” including multiple residences in Los Angeles worth $28 million.
“That a Russian public servant could have amassed the considerable funds required to acquire and maintain these assets in Europe and the United States raises serious questions,” Wicker wrote.

Here's the actual letter:


 Lesin started out as Yeltsins man and smoothly became Putins man

In 1996, Lessin developed  the project campaign of Boris Yeltsin‘s re-nomination  as a candidate for the presidential elections in Russia. In 1997-1999 Lessin served as first deputy chairman of the All-Russian Television and Radio Broadcasting Company (RTR)

In 1999, Lessin was appointed Minister of the Russian Federation for Press, Broadcasting and Mass Communications in the government of Sergei Stepashin . Lessin retained this post until March 2004, having worked in the government of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and Mikhail Kasyanov .Source: Lessin, Michael – Biography at / Google Translate

Lesin was also associated with Russian Jewish Oligarch Berezovsky In 2014 Lesin who after 2014 had kept a low profile was appointed as the new head of Gazprom-Media , Russia’s largest—and de facto state-run—media group

Lesine and family appear to have done very well for himself after he quit Government and moved to the US The US mainstream media has left Lesine alone

According to U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Mississippi), after leaving the Russian government in 2009, Lesin “moved his immediate family to Los Angeles, California, where he acquired multiple residences at a cost of over $28 million.”Lesin’s son, Anton Lessine , has produced four major Hollywood movies with stars including Arnold Schwarzenegger, Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, and Woody Allen.



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