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MOSCOW, September 13. /TASS/. The Kremlin press secretary Dmitry Peskov believes it is important that the former U.S. secret services contractor Edward Snowden, who lives in Russia at the moment, exposed the informatfion on omni-penetrating surveillance and full opennes of people's private lives, although the full truth about his motives may remain unknown forever.
Peskov said this to reporters before the premiere of a biography-based film about Snowden by U.S. director Oliver Stone.
"It's not Snowden's action but rather the bulk of information he unveiled that really matters," he said, adding that the case in point was the existence of the Big Brother.
"Everyone would say jokingly in the past that, well, Big Brother is watching you, and all of a sudden we learned that Big Brother is really watching everyone," Peskov said. "The realization of the fact we're all living in an aquarium and Snowden gave us precisely this realization is much more important than the assessment of what Snowden did. For me personally at any rate."
"Quite probably, it's not for us to give assessments to Snowden's action," he said. "We shouldn't assess it in terms of bad or good.
"It's very unlikely we'll ever learn full-blown truth" about the circumstances of the Snowden saga but it would be anyway interesting to see how his story was interpreted by Oliver Stone. Peskov declined to answer whether or not the Russian authorities were according any assistance to Snowden.
"This is a matter that stands entirely outside the sphere of public interests," he said. "Snowden has a lawyer who surely knows everything about it.".