The Russian authorities has granted former US Nationwide Safety Company contractor Edward Snowden everlasting residency.
Russia’s state-run information company quoted Snowden’s lawyer as saying on Thursday that he was granted an open-ended residence allow earlier within the day.
Snowden, who married an American girl in Russia, is reportedly not contemplating making use of for Russian citizenship in the intervening time.
He has been residing in exile in Russia since 2013 to flee prosecution in the USA after leaking labeled paperwork detailing authorities surveillance packages.
Snowden disclosed that the NSA had been secretly accumulating an enormous quantity of information together with private cellphone calls and emails.
His lawyer was quoted as saying that Snowden misses his house nation however doesn’t intend to return as he should face a felony trial there.
The Russian authorities of President Vladimir Putin has rejected a US plea for Snowden’s extradition. The choice is believed to be one of many causes relations between the 2 international locations have soured.