Snowden Welcomed to Stay Two More Years in Russia

Wednesday, 18 January, 2017 - 17:00

Russian authorities extended US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden’s Russian residency permit by two years, the foreign ministry said today.

“Snowden’s residence permit has just been extended by two years,” Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova wrote on her Facebook page.

Snowden has been living in exile in Russia since 2013, where he ended up after spending weeks in the transit area of Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport.