17 October 2013, 13:35

Edward Snowden to take a job in Russia soon – Kucherena

Эдвард Сноуден

Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden

Former CIA contractor Edward Snowden is planning to take a job in Russia in the near future, lawyer and head of a Public Chamber commission Anatoly Kucherena said on Thursday.

He did not specify the field Snowden had chosen to enter. "No comments, but as soon as he makes a decision, we will say it at once," Kucherena promised.

The lawyer does not rule out that other of Snowden’s relatives aside from his father will come to Russia to visit Edward.

"They will probably come, but I don’t know when… I saw his father off yesterday," Kucherena said.

He refused to disclose Snowden’s whereabouts for security reasons.

Snowden's father advises him to stay in Russia

Edward Snowden's father Lon says that he has advised his son to stay in Russia.

Lon Snowden said this soon after his return to New York from Moscow.

He also added that his son feels comfortable in Russia, and thanked Russia's authorities for granting asylum to Edward.

Snowden the senior added that he liked it very much in Russia and hopes to visit Russia again.

Earlier, Edward Snowden's Russian lawyer Anatoly Kucherena said that the issue of granting a job in Russia for his client will be solved in the nearest future.

Russia granted temporary asylum to Edward Snowden on August 1, after he had spent more than a month in the transit zone of Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport.

Returning to the US would have meant a threat of up to 20 years in prison for Edward, because the US authorities are charging him of espionage.

Voice of Russia, TASS, RIA

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