[WORLD] NSA Leaker Edward Snowden to Start Work in Russia

D-Bo, Nov. 1, 2013, 4:20 p.m.


Edward Snowden, the former US government contractor-turned-leaker, is set to start a job with an unidentified Russian website, according to his lawyer. Snowden gained fame after disclosing secrets about National Security Agency’s internet-telephone surveillance programs, and subsequently fled to Hong Kong and eventually gaining asylum in Russia after Russian President Vladimir Putin publicly rejected US President Barak Obama’s request to extradite Snowden back to the US.

Snowden’s current location and the name of the company he is set to work have not been identified by his lawyer, Anatoly Kucherena. Kucherena said "Edward starts work in November.”

Despite the rumors that Snowden had been interrogated by Russian intelligence officers for information after his arrival, Kucherena stated that Snowden is trying to live a normal life in Russia.     

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