Safe from prosecution yet far from being a free man is the perception widely held about whistleblower Edward Snowden. Ever since the former US spy agency contractor sensationally revealed evidence of the NSA’s surveillance tactics, Snowden has been trapped in temporary asylum in Russia, his antics flitting in and out of the news. The latest Snowden-related headline to attract the world’s media is news that the 30-year-old former CIA employee has landed a job in Russia.
Anatoly Kucherena, a Russian lawyer who is said to be helping Snowden, told the Russian state-run news agency RIA that Snowden was due to start work for a Russian Internet site in November this year.
“He will provide support for a large Russian site,” Kucherena told the Russian news agency, RIA, adding that due to “security reasons” he would not name the site.