Edward Snowden’s Russia Residency Extended


Even if the Kremlin’s relationship with the United States significantly thaws under a President Trump, Edward Snowden is guaranteed another two years’ residency in Russia, The Guardian reported Wednesday.

A Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman wrote on Facebook that Snowden’s right to stay in the country had been extended “by a couple of years,” disputing claims that the National Security Agency whistleblower could be used as a bargaining chip in Putin-Trump negotiations. Additionally, in a separate statement, Snowden’s lawyer said his client has “every legal basis to get Russian citizenship,” further suggesting the leaker intends to stay beyond the extra two years. Read more at THE GUARDIAN.



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