World Sep 26

In this 2013 handout photo provided by The Guardian, Edward Snowden speaks during an interview in Hong Kong. Snowden, a 29-year-old former technical assistant for the CIA, revealed details of top-secret surveillance conducted by the United States' National Security Agency regarding telecom data. Photo by The Guardian via Getty Images
Edward Snowden granted Russian citizenship by Putin

Snowden has been living in Russia since 2013 to escape prosecution in the U.S. after leaking classified documents detailing government surveillance programs. He has said he made the disclosures because he believed the U.S. had wrongly infringed on civil liberties.