MOSCOW — National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden has determined where he will live in Russia, but is still figuring out what he will do during his stay, his Russian lawyer said today.
Russia granted temporary asylum to Snowden on Thursday, allowing him to leave the Moscow airport where he had been holed up for almost six weeks. Snowden can now remain in Russia for at least a year as he evades charges of espionage in the United States.
The move infuriated the U.S. administration, which said it was “extremely disappointed” and warned that the decision could derail an upcoming summit between President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Snowden “is in a safe place,” but the location will remain secret out of concerns for his security, his lawyer, Anatoly Kucherena, told Russian news agencies today.