Bloomberg: Snowden Gets 3-Year Asylum Extension

August 7, 2014 – NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden won the right to remain in Russia for another three years, after which he becomes eligible to apply for Russian citizenship, according to his lawyer.

From the report:

As the standoff over Ukraine worsens, Russia and the U.S. are locked in their biggest geopolitical confrontation since the fall of the Berlin Wall. Tensions erupted last year when the two powers clashed over the civil war in Syria and Russia granted Snowden temporary asylum when he fled from Hong Kong in June 2013 after exposing clandestine U.S. National Security Agency programs that collect phone and Internet data.

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