Sheremetyevo International Airport

In this frame grab taken from Rossiya 24 channel, Lon Snowden, the father of National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden speaks during an interview to  the state-owned Rossiya 24 channel in Washington, DC late Tuesday, July 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Rossiya 24 via APTN)

Edward Snowden’s father thankful to Putin

MOSCOW (AP) — The father of National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden told Russian television that he is grateful to President Vladimir Putin and his government for protecting his son. Speaking to the state-owned Rossiya […]


NSA leaker Edward Snowden during his meeting with Russian activists and officials at Sheremetyevo airport, Moscow, Russia. (AP Photo/Tatyana Lokshina, Human Rights Watch)

Snowden to stay in Russia for now

    MOSCOW (AP) — Edward Snowden may be settling in for a long stay in Russia, his lawyer indicated Wednesday, saying the National Security Agency leaker plans to start studying the Russian language and […]


Edward Snowden (center) attends news conference with Sarah Harrison of WikiLeaks (l) and an unidentified woman (r), at Sheremetyevo Airport, Moscow, Russia. (Human Rights Watch handout / AP Photo)

Snowden submits request for asylum in Russia

MOSCOW (AP) — National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden on Tuesday submitted a request for temporary asylum in Russia, his lawyer said. Anatoly Kucherena, a lawyer who is a member of the Public Chamber, a […]


Video frame grab provided by The Guardian shows whistle blower Edward Snowden. (AP Photo)

Snowden wants Russia asylum, lawmaker says

MOSCOW (AP) — National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden wants asylum in Russia and is willing to stop sharing information as a trade-off for such a deal, according to a parliament member who was among […]


Kremlin, Moscow

Trapped in Transit: Orwellian Moscow airport hotel

SHEREMETYEVO AIRPORT (AP) — “An interesting route, Mr. Phillips,” says the airport transit desk employee. “This activity makes for suspicion.” It was the start of an Orwellian adventure in which I deliberately got myself sequestered […]



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