Thursday August 7 2014

Russia grants Snowden three-year residency: lawyer



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.