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Edward Snowden: US whistleblower, now a permanent Russian citizen

Since 2013, Edward Snowden has been living in Russia to escape prosecution in the US after leaking secret files related to the US National Security Agency (NSA) and the CIA

Former US National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden (Photo: Shutterstock)
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Raghav Aggarwal New Delhi
Russian President Vladimir Putin granted US whistleblower Edward Snowden Russian citizenship on Monday. Since 2013, Snowden has been living in Russia to escape prosecution in the US after leaking secret files related to the US National Security Agency (NSA) and the CIA. 

Snowden was working as a contractor with the NSA when he leaked the files. His wife, Linsay Mills, will also reportedly apply for Russian citizenship.

Who is Edward Snowden?

Edward Snowden was born in 1983 in North Carolina, US. He attended the school till the tenth grade and dropped out after falling ill.

He, however, did not return

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First Published: Sep 27 2022 | 4:17 PM IST

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