Edward Snowden received a Russian passport

(ORDO NEWS) — Former employee of the US National Security Agency Edward Snowden took the oath and received a Russian passport. This was reported to TASS on Friday by his lawyer Anatoly Kucherena.

“Yes, I received [a passport]. I took an oath,” he said, answering the question whether Snowden received a passport of a Russian citizen. The lawyer also said that he had seen Snowden the day before and noted that he was doing well.

At the end of September, a decree of the President of the Russian Federation was published, according to which the former employee of the US National Security Agency, Edward Snowden, was granted Russian citizenship.

In 2017, Snowden and American athlete and blogger Lindsey Mills got married in Moscow. Kucherena said that Snowden’s wife is currently applying for Russian citizenship.


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