It is ridiculous to make snide comments about Snowden's choice of countries to flee to for safety. He would have preferred that have found asylum in a democratic country, but that was not possible at this time, and escape to safety was imperative, considering what would have been done to him in the U.S. I personally admire him and wish him the best of luck. No, I would not have the courage to do what he did.
US rally shows support for ex-Marine held by Iran on spying charges (AP)
from the article: Snowden in first public remarks: I will seek asylum in Russia