Whistle-blower Snowden reportedly granted permanent residency by Russia (americanmilitarynews.us11.list-manage.com)
This article was originally published by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and is reprinted with permission. Russian media says U.S. whistle-blower Edward Snowden has been granted permanent residency by the government. News agencies TASS and RIA Novosti quoted Snowden's lawyer, Anatoly Kucherena, as saying on October 22 that his client had requested a three-year extension of the permit earlier this year before it expired in April 2020, but the procedure was delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic. He added that Snowden, at the moment, was not considering applying for a Russian passport. Snowden was charged under the U.S. Espionage Act for