Edward Snowden Granted Asylum In Russia

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Edward Snowden Granted Asylum In Russia

The Russian government today granted temporary asylum to Edward Snowden, allowing him to leave Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport, where he has been staying for more than five weeks, and live freely within Russia for one year. What do you think?

  • “Ugh. I hate moving!”

    Cynthia Dalva
    Unemployed
  • “I hope this doesn’t affect the longstanding warm, trusting partnership we have with Russia.”

    Alec Foy
    Stent Manufacturer
  • “You can’t be granted asylum in Russia without visiting Saint Basil’s Cathedral!”

    Scott Snetsinger
    Candy Wholesaler
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