"Snowden officially requests asylum in Russia – human rights lawyer"
"Whistleblower Edward Snowden has applied for political asylum in Russia, a Russian human rights lawyer revealed. As Russia considers his application Snowden may be given special permission to enter the country and move around freely, the source said.
Russian human rights lawyer Anatoly Kucherena earlier said that Snowden called him up for legal advice regarding his asylum application.
“Snowden asked me questions about the current Russian legislation. I explained everything to him. I think he will make a decision just today or tomorrow,”