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US whistleblower Edward Snowden granted Russian citizenship
short by Sakshita Khosla / on Monday, 26 September, 2022
Edward Snowden, who exposed the scale of secret surveillance operations by America's National Security Agency, has been granted Russian citizenship by President Vladimir Putin. The 39-year-old had fled the US and was given asylum in Russia after he leaked secret files in 2013. US authorities have sought his return ever since for a criminal trial on espionage charges.
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