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NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has left Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport, according to Reuters.
An airport representative told the news agency that Snowden had crossed into Russia after spending more than month in the airport’s transit zone.
Snowden’s lawyer, Anatoly Kucherena, has told the Interfax news agency that the whistleblower has been issued papers from the Russian immigration service that allow him leave the airport, where he has been since 23 June.
Edward Snowden’s father supports his son’s decision.
BREAKING: Edward Snowden granted 1 year temporary asylum in Russia, lawyer says, Russian news agency reports. -MM
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