Snowden granted permanent residency in Russia

Moscow (AFP) – Fugitive US whistleblower Edward Snowden has been granted permanent residency in Russia, his lawyer said on Thursday.Snowden, the former US intelligence contractor who revealed in 2013 that the US government was spying on its citizens, has been living in exile in Russia since the revelations.The 37-year-old has said he would like to return to the United States.His lawyer Anatoly Kucherena told AFP on Thursday that his residency permit was extended and is now indefinite, a situation made possible by recent changes to Russia’s immigration law. Kucherena said the application was fi…

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