Russia Issues Entry Papers to Ex CIA Employee Snowden

World | July 24, 2013, Wednesday // 15:57
Bulgaria: Russia Issues Entry Papers to Ex CIA Employee Snowden Edward Snowden, a former CIA employee is the person behind the latest security leak in the US. Photo by EPA/BGNES

Russia has issued to former CIA employee Edward Snowden documents allowing him to enter the country.

Snowden is wanted by the US for leaking a significant amount of classified information.

He has been stuck for months in the transit zone of Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport, waiting for a viable asylum to be offered.

Bolivia, Nicaragua and Venezuela have already officially stated they will welcome the US dissident.

Snowden has also asked for temporary asylum in Russia.

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