Putin grants Russian citizenship to U.S. whistleblower Snowden

Edward Snowden granted Russian citizenship to former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden. Snowden, 39, fled the United States and was given asylum in Russia after leaking secret files in 2013 that revealed vast domestic and international surveillance operations carried out by the NSA. Snowden’s lawyer said his client could not be called up because he had not previously served in the Russian army. Putin said in 2017 that Snowden, who keeps a low profile while living in Russia, was wrong to leak secrets but was not a traitor.

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