A former employee of the national security Agency, USA Edward Snowden, who disclosed information on the methods of work of American special services, has applied for renewal of residence permit in Russia. On 16 April in comments TASS said his lawyer Anatoly Kucherena.
According to him, Snowden wants to extend the residence permit for a further three years.
Kucherena stressed that the question of obtaining American Russian citizenship now is not discussed.
In June 2013, Snowden gave the Newspapers the Washington Post and The Guardian secret materials about the programs of surveillance of US intelligence and the UK on the Internet. He then flew to Hong Kong and then to Moscow.
In September, 2019 in an interview with radio station France Inter Snowden reported that it asked the French authorities for political asylum. According to him, in 2013 he filed a request for asylum by then-President Francois Hollande, and former spy would be happy if the current President of France Emmanuel macron approved his statement.