Snowden Granted 1 yr Asylum in Russia, Leaves Airport to Undisclosed Location

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has been granted temporary asylum in Russia and is allowed to enter the country’s territory. The whistleblower has been granted temporary political asylum in Russia, Snowden’s legal representative Anatoly Kucherena said.

Fugitive Snowden slips out of Moscow airport for ‘secure’ base

(Reuters) – Fugitive former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden slipped quietly out of Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport on Thursday afterRussia granted him temporary asylum, ending more than a month in limbo in the transit area.