Edward Snowden’s, the NSA leaker, has been granted political asylum in Russia, and he has left the Moscow airport area he was staying in, Russian lawyer Anatoly Kucherena said to CNN today.
Snowden has legal status in Russia for one year, Kucherena said, but the attorney would not disclose Snowden’s location, citing security reasons.
“I have just handed over to him papers from the Russian Immigration Service. They are what he needs to leave the transit zone,” Kucherena said.
Kucherena showed a photocopy of the asylum document to the press. According to it, Edward Snowden can stay in Russia until at least July 31, 2014. His asylum status may be extended annually upon request.
Edward Snowden is now under something of a watch, since he promised the Putin Administration he would not do anything to harm the United Stated while in Russia.
Meanwhile, perhaps he will meet Anna Chapman:
Stay tuned for more information.