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Snowden Expectant Father, Baby To Get Russian Citizenship, Says Lawyer

Snowden Expectant Father, Baby To Get Russian Citizenship, Says Lawyer
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Edward Snowden, the famous whistleblower NSA contractor, is building a life in the Russian Federation after fleeing the U.S. security state almost a decade ago. Today, his attorney announced he is expecting a child with his wife Lindsay Mills. The child will have Russian citizenship.

Former National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden, who has obtained an open-ended Russian residency permit, is going to be a father soon, his lawyer Anatoly Kucherena told TASS on Thursday, reported Russian state news agency TASS.

The baby will have citizenship of the Russian Federation, Kucherena affirmed. “They [Snowden and his wife Lindsay Mills – TASS] are expecting their child soon. The citizenship will be that of the place of birth,” he added, saying that the child is due at the end of the year.

Snowden has not expressed a wish to obtain Russian citizenship for now, his attorney said. “We have not discussed this issue so far. As soon as he makes the decision, he will divulge this on his own,” the lawyer noted. In October 2014, American acrobat and blogger Lindsay Mills left the US for Moscow to join fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden. They got married in 2017.

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