Edward Snowden granted 3 more years residency in Russia

Anatoly G. Kucherena, lawyer for Edward Snowden, said Russia has granted his client a three-year residence permit. [Reuters]


Anatoly G. Kucherena, lawyer for Edward Snowden, said Russia has granted his client a three-year residence permit. [Reuters]

The Russian government has granted NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden a residence permit for three more years, Snowden's lawyer Anatoly Kucherena said on Thursday. “He has got a three-year residence permit starting from August 1,” Kucherena told a news conference.

Snowden is allowed to apply for Russian citizenship in the future. “He is also free to move across the country and travel abroad, but for a term not exceeding three months, since, according to the legislation, the residence permit may be cancelled,” Kucherena said.

Itar-TASS, New York Times.

Here's an interesting, skeptical analysis of what may be going on behind the scenes. [lawfareblog.com]

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