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Fugitive Snowden could seek Russian citizenship

November 08, 2013, 14:59 UTC+3
Snowden's legal counsel in Russia says NSA whistleblower has a job in Russia, will continue living here
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MOSCOW, November 8 (Itar-Tass) - U.S. whistleblower Edward Snowden, granted a year's temporary asylum in Russia, has not ruled out seeking Russian citizenship, his lawyer, Anatoly Kucherena, told Itar-Tass on Friday.

Asked whether the fugitive Snowden, former contractor for the U.S. National Security Agency, would file a request to the Federal Migration Service, Kucherena said “not yet”.

He said the American would continue living in Russia, where he had now found a job. “The name of the employer has not been disclosed,” Kucherena said. Beyond Snowden's father's journey to Russia, the lawyer noted that no other relatives had announced plans to visit.

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