American former Technician of the CIA Edward Snowden, who is wanted by the justice of his country by disclosing confidential information, has entered the territory of Russia to receive temporary asylum for one year, according to his Russian legal adviser, attorney Anatoly Kucherena.
Snowden received the necessary documentation to leave Sheremetyevo airport of Moscow, where he remained from June 23 after arriving on a flight from Hong Kong, from where he fled after the U.S. requested his extradition to the Chinese authorities. “
I’ve given the certificate on the temporary asylum for a year in the Russian Federation “, Kucherena said, adding that the document allows the former technician of the CIA to move freely within the country.
Russian President Vladimir Putin dismissed the extradition of Snowden at Washington’s request, but conditioned to grant temporary asylum to Snowden only if he stops any activity that harms the interests of the United States.