WASHINGTON, Aug. 11 (Xinhua) -- Former National Security Agency (NSA) leaker Edward Snowden's father Lon has secured documents to visit Snowden in Russia, Lon Snowden and his lawyer Bruce Fein said Saturday.
They made the revelation during an interview on ABC's This Week. They declined to reveal Snowden's whereabouts in Russia, as well as the schedule of their visit. But Fein said the trip would happen "very soon."
Anatoly Kucherena, Snowden's lawyer in Russia, said last week he had sent Lon Snowden the required invitation to visit Russia, a step toward securing a visa. He said he hoped a visit would happen in the coming days.
Snowden was stranded at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport for six weeks after Washington revoked his passport. He faces espionage charges in the United States after disclosing a classified intelligence surveillance project code-named PRISM.
On Aug. 1, Russia granted him a year-long asylum, allowing him to quietly slip out of the airport.
MOSCOW, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) -- Former U.S. National Security Agency worker Edward Snowden is free to travel within the Russian territory wherever he wants to, Russian Federal Migration Service (FMS) said Friday.
"In line with the law, he has a right to travel within territory of the Russian Federation and a right to work with the exception of the government services," head of the Moscow regional FMS division Oleg Molodiyevsky told reporters. Full story
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Barack Obama has cancelled his planned meeting with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin next month, with the White House citing lack of progress in bilateral relations.
"Following a careful review begun in July, we have reached the conclusion that there is not enough recent progress in our bilateral agenda with Russia to hold a U.S.-Russia summit in early September," the White House said in a statement Wednesday. Full story
MOSCOW, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) -- Former U.S. National Security Agency worker Edward Snowden, who faces espionage charges in his home country, had been officially registered as resident in Russia, his lawyer said Tuesday.
According to Russian law, all foreigners must register with the Federal Migration Service's territorial branch upon taking up residence. Full story