US Whistleblower Edward Snowden Applies for Russian Citizenship After 7 Years In Legal Limbo
He stressed that he did not intend to renounce US citizenship
Former Homeland Security contractor Edward Snowden tweeted Monday that he and his wife intend to apply for Russian citizenship – in addition to US citizenship.
Snowden, 37, also revealed that his wife, Lindsay Mills, is pregnant and the couple is expecting a son..
“After many years of separation from our parents, my wife and I do not want to be separated from our son. That is why in this era of pandemics and closed borders, we are applying for dual citizenship of the United States and Russia, ”wrote Snowden..
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Snowden emphasized that the couple does not intend to renounce US citizenship: “Lindsay and I will remain American, raising our son with all the American values we love, including the freedom to speak our mind. And I look forward to the day when I can return to the States so that the whole family will be reunited. “.
A few weeks ago, Russia granted Snowden a permanent residence permit. The country has also recently introduced legislative changes allowing dual citizenship..
Snowden has lived in Russia since 2013. He is wanted in the United States on espionage charges for copying classified files and giving them to the Guardian and the Washington Post. Subsequently, other major world newspapers published materials on this topic..
American public opinion on whether Snowden should be pardoned is divided.
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