Edward Snowden seeks Russian citizenship

Edward Snowden seeks Russian citizenship

The move comes two weeks after Snowden’s lawyer said he had been granted permanent residency in Russia.

“Lindsay and I will remain Americans, raising our son with all the values of the America we love — including the freedom to speak his mind,” Snowden said. “I look forward to the day I can return to the States, so the whole family can be reunited.”

Snowden has previously said he would be happy to leave Russia for France, having applied for asylum in the country under former President François Hollande.

U.S. prosecutors charged Snowden with three felonies in 2013: conveying classified information to an unauthorized party, disclosing communications intelligence information and theft of government property.

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