Russian politician Alexey Pushkov has cited a national TV station, Vesti 24, for his earlier claim that US fugitive Edward Snowden has accepted an asylum offer from Venezuela.
There has been no official confirmation of the move.
Precisely how US fugitive Edward Snowden got out of Hong Kong remains a mystery, but many here in China are hailing him as a hero.
Edward Snowden is believed to be in Moscow and was not on a flight to Havana earlier as expected.
Whatever you think of Edward Snowden, he's changed the way the world's two largest powers deal with each other.