MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Kucherena has represented Snowden since 2013, continuing to do so without charge.
"Edward is fine. He is working and learning Russian. We can already talk with him on certain issues, which is positive," Kucherena told RIA Novosti.
In 2013, Snowden started revealing classified documents pertaining to mass surveillance practices carried out by US authorities around the globe. The same year, Russia granted the whistleblower temporary asylum for one year. In August 2014, Snowden received a three-year residence permit to live in Russia.
In the United States, Snowden faces up to 30 years in prison on charges of espionage and theft of government property.