The reports about former contractor for the U.S. National Security Agency Edward Snowden's arrival to Moscow's Sheremetyevo and his intentions to fly to Latin America and apply for political asylum fuel further discussions about his future both in Russia and in the U.S.   

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Black Volgas and the NSA


Thank you, Edward Snowden, for telling us how badly reform is needed. It would have been impossible without the knowledge you gave us

Selling Edward Snowden

Vladimir Kozlov

Five months since Russia granted asylum to Edward Snowden, the iconic image of the information era dissident is replicated in various forms of art, media and merchandise. RBTH offers a roundup of Snowden-related products in Russia and beyond

Putin speaks his mind

Marina Obrazkova

The Russian president supported Ukraine, praised Snowden, defended the U.S. intelligence services and offered to work with Greenpeace during his annual marathon Q&A session

13 quotes for 2013


Take a look back at Russia’s year in news through the words of some of the country’s top newsmakers

Russian singer Leps may meet with Snowden after November 15

Russian pop singer Grigory Leps will make a decision concerning his possible meeting with former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, who is currently living in Russia, after he returns to Moscow after his Vladivostok tour, Leps's press secretary told Interfax on Tuesday

Snowden's relatives to visit Russia soon

Former CIA employee Edward Snowden's father, mother, grandmother and grandfather are likely to visit Russia soon to meet with him, and an invitation for such a visit has already been sent to them, lawyer Anatoly Kucherena said on Russia Today television

Snowden nominated for Andrei Sakharov Prize

The Greens-European Free Alliance faction in the European Parliament announced on Wednesday that it had nominated ex-CIA contractor Edward Snowden for the Freedom of Thought Sakharov Prize this year

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