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Russia has a new citizen. Putin granted citizenship to Snowden

Edward Snowden was one of the 70 foreigners who obtained Russian citizenship under the same decree signed by Vladimir Putin.

Anatoly Kuczerena, a lawyer representing the interests of the American with a Russian passport, assured that Snowden will not be covered the ongoing mobilization. As he explained that he has no military experience.

Who is Edward Snowden

In 2013, Snowden, employed by a consulting company cooperating with the NSA, disclosed information about the NSA’s mass surveillance, including, inter alia, telephone calls from dozens of world leaders. Accused in the US of espionage, he was granted political asylum and a residence permit in Russia. In his homeland, he faces 30 years in prison.

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