Russia official 'confirms' Snowden asylum plans

A Russian official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, has confirmed to Reuters that Edward Snowden will apply for asylum in Russia.

Edward Snowden is reportedly planning to submit a request for temporary asylum in Russia. Credit: The Guardian/Glenn Grenwald, Laura Poitras

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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.