Edward Snowden Granted Three More Years Stay in Russia

Russian lawyer Anatoly Kucherena said Snowden could soon apply for Russian citizenship.

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Edward Snowden is seen in this still image taken from video during an interview by The Guardian, June 6, 2013.Credit: Reuters

Former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden has been given the right to remain in Russia for another three years, until 2020, Russia's RIA news agency quoted his Russian lawyer Anatoly Kucherena as saying.

Kucherena said Snowden could soon apply for Russian citizenship, since under Russian law he will qualify to apply once he has been resident for five years.