Edward Snowden, who fled to Russia to escape the consequences of leaking national security secrets of the NSA, has filed to extend his residency permit in the Russian Federation, where he lives with his girlfriend.
Former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden’s Russian residence permit will expire in April 2020 and paperwork is underway to extend it, Snowden’s Russian lawyer Anatoly Kucherena said at an expert meeting dubbed “Business Risks and Opportunities in 2020” in Moscow on Friday, reported Russian state news agency TASS.
“I hope that Russia will not extradite him to the US. I saw him just yesterday. His residence permit will expire in April 2020 and we are working to extend it for several years,” the lawyer pointed out.
Russia will most likely allow Snowden to stay in order to prevent what really happened to be learned by American intelligence services.
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