Edward Snowden Applies For Dual US-Russian Citizenship

  • Fugitive US whistleblower Edward Snowden said Monday he had applied for Russian citizenship but would keep his US nationality. The former American intelligence contractor, who revealed in 2013 that the US government was spying on its citizens, has been living in exile in Russia since the revelations.
  • Snowden’s tweet comes weeks after he was granted permanent residency in the country, and just days after his partner Lindsay Mills announced she was pregnant. He tweeted: “After years of separation from our parents, my wife and I have no desire to be separated from our son.”
  • In the short thread, Snowden emphasized that he and Mills would “remain Americans, raising our son with all the values of the America we love — including the freedom to speak his mind.”

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