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A Death In The Dupont: Photos From Mikhail Lesin's Hotel Room

Mikhail Lesin, the former Russian press minister and adviser to President Vladimir Putin, was found dead in a Washington hotel room in November 2015. A city police report found that he had been drinking heavily in the days prior to his death.

Lesin’s death was declared accidental due to blunt force trauma to the head, plus other contributing injuries and factors, including acute ethanol intoxication. Autopsy records released exclusively to RFE/RL on March 15 showed that Lesin also sustained a broken bone in his neck, but do not provide clear-cut evidence of foul play.

Many questions, however, still swirl around Lesin's death, including with whom he was interacting in the U.S. capital and his reasons for being there in the first place.

Here's a look at photos released earlier by the Washington Metropolitan Police Department that show the condition of Lesin's hotel room at the time of his death.