Snowden applied for extended stay in Russia

RINF Alternative News

US patriot and whistleblower Edward Snowden has applied to extend his stay in Russia, his lawyer has said.


Speaking to the AP news agency on Wednesday Anatoly Kucherena said that Snowden applied to Russia’s migration authorities “a long time ago”, but he refused to say what kind of migration status was being sought, saying that it is up to the federal migration service to make the decision.

Snowden’s one-year permit will expire at the end of July, who arrived in Moscow’s Domodedovo airport last year on his way from Hong Kong to Cuba.

His whereabouts inside Russia are unknown and he has never given an interview to local journalists, although a Kremlin-connected website has published several pictures of Snowden indicating that he either lives in Moscow or visits it often.