Attorney Anatoly Kucherena met with NSA leaker Edward Snowden in the transit zone of Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport Wednesday. The Russian lawyer is helping the ex-intel contractor with his Russian asylum request. Kucherena left a brown paper shopping bag behind, and the NYT's Robert Mackey writes that this bag contained "a change of clothes and English translations of books by three Russian authors — Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Anton Chekhov and Nikolai Karamzin — that might help Mr. Snowden, an American, learn about the nation around the airport he has been trapped in for the past month."

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