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Snowden gets tech support job in Russia

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 07:29 a.m. HST, Oct 31, 2013

MOSCOW » Anatoly Kucherena, a lawyer for former NSA systems analyst Edward Snowden, says his client has found a technical support job at a Russian website.

Kucherena told the RIA Novosti news agency today that Snowden starts his new job on Friday. Kucherena declined to name the company that has hired Snowden but says it's a major Russian website.

Snowden was granted asylum in Russia in August after being stuck at a Moscow airport for more than a month after flying there from Hong Kong. His whereabouts in Russia remain secret.

The 30-year-old faces espionage charges in the U.S for uncovering a mass surveillance scheme at the National Security Agency.

Kucherena was unavailable for comment when contacted by the AP.

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blkdrgn wrote:
Steal some secrets for us while you there and we'll call it even.
on October 31,2013 | 07:41AM
cojef wrote:
Nevah happen, they will do him in and blame the CIA. His salvation is to renounce his American citizenship and become a Russian, if that is possible, since he has no future in the USA. Only then can he survive in Russia.
on October 31,2013 | 07:52AM
pcman wrote:
I would not be surprised if he is working for a cover organization under the Russian government to hack in to the NSA. We will never know if he is successful because if he is the Russian government will milk it until Snowden is caught.
on October 31,2013 | 07:53AM
RichardCory wrote:
No, that's wrong. Snowden is actually an undercover officer for the NSA. All of these leaks and criminal charges have been staged for the purpose of making the Russians trusting him as an informant against America. Now he will be able to access the deepest levels of secret Russian intelligence and provide it back to the NSA in a way they have never been able to do before. My conspiracy theory is more interesting and therefore more valid.
on October 31,2013 | 08:11AM
kk808 wrote:
Perhaps a future episode on NCIS? If I remember correctly there was an episode aired a few years ago with NCIS agents briefly discussing the government's method of collecting information which is pretty much what NSA is accused of doing.
on October 31,2013 | 10:33AM
loquaciousone wrote:
Glad to see that Snowden found a country that respects his privacy and civil rights more than America.
on October 31,2013 | 07:54AM
Infamous_Hawaii wrote:
Very true
on October 31,2013 | 08:13AM
primowarrior wrote:
I have the feeling that the Russian government will be keeping a very close eye on him and everything he does. He had better have a "Plan B."
on October 31,2013 | 09:02AM
loquaciousone wrote:
Pan B is to move to China.
on October 31,2013 | 09:12AM
scooters wrote:
Send in Seal Team 6 and escort him back to our shores.
on October 31,2013 | 07:58AM
residenttaxpayer wrote:
Nah....let the Ruskies keep him...after awhile they will see he is no bargain...
on October 31,2013 | 06:14PM
islandsun wrote:
Identity theft technician
on October 31,2013 | 12:48PM
AhiPoke wrote:
Russia ain't dumb enough to give him a high security clearance. If he's upset with the way the US conducts itself I cna't believe he'd be happy with Russia.
on October 31,2013 | 01:23PM
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