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LIGNET: Snowden Likely to Spend the Rest of His Life in Russia

Friday, 02 Aug 2013 12:47 PM

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Demonstrators hold up a placard in support of Edward Snowden in front of Berlin's landmark Brandenburg Gate on July 27, 2013. (JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)
NSA leaker Edward Snowden has been granted a visa to stay in Russia for one year, but given the difficulty of obtaining asylum in another country – and physically reaching it – he is likely to remain in Russia for the rest of his life. This will affect Russia’s relationship with the United States in the short term, as the White House was bitterly opposed to Moscow granting asylum to Snowden, but there will be little, if any, long-term fallout.

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NSA leaker Edward Snowden has been granted a visa to stay in Russia for one year, but given the difficulty of obtaining asylum in another country - and physically reaching it - he is likely to remain in Russia for the rest of his life. This will affect Russia's relationship...
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