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Russia grants Snowden three-year residency: lawyer

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By AFP

Posted  Thursday, August 7  2014 at  13:41
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MOSCOW - Fugitive US intelligence agent Edward Snowden has been granted a three-year residence permit in Russia, his Russian lawyer said at a press conference Thursday.

"The request was accepted and accordingly Edward Snowden was given a three-year residence permit" which allows him to move about freely and travel abroad, lawyer Anatoly Kucherena told journalists.