Political expert: Snowden airport meeting 'intriguing'

Russian political scientist Vyacheslav Nikonov has described how he learnt of his invitation to a meeting with US intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden.

He also told Reuters: "I was not in the position to reject..it's intriguing."

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Snowden Russia asylum bid

Former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden has applied for temporary asylum in Russia oafter three weeks holed up at a Moscow airport trying to avoid prosecution in the United States on espionage charges.