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Snowden travels freely in Russia

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Although NSA leaker Edward Snowden is under guard at an undisclosed location, he is able to travel freely throughout Russia. This new information was revealed by Snowden’s Russian lawyer, Anatoly Kucherena in an interview in Russia Today. Kucherena did not say whether Snowden was being protected by the government, or by a private security firm, but noted that they had to remain vigilant in case US Special Forces intervened. According to the Guardian article about the revelation, neither Western diplomats nor Russian officials know exactly where Snowden is hiding, but:

“Despite the secrecy Snowden has been moving unimpeded around Russia. “He walks around. He can travel. He does travel, because he is interested in our history,” said the lawyer, adding that nobody had yet recognized Snowden on his travels.”

No word yet on which tourist sites he’s visited.

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