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Edward Snowden, the whistleblower of the American intelligence agency, received Russian citizenship

Edward Snowden, the whistleblower of the American intelligence agency, received Russian citizenship
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Russian President Vladimir Putin granted Russian citizenship to Edward Snowden, a former American security contractor who disclosed the secrets of the American intelligence agency.

According to Arab media, according to the agreement signed by the Russian leaders, former American security contractor Edward Snowden has been granted Russian citizenship.

According to a decree published on the official website, Edward Snowden is among 75 foreigners who have been granted Russian citizenship.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told news agencies that Edward Snowden has been granted Russian citizenship at his request.

Edward Snowden is a former National Security Agency contractor wanted by the United States after leaking classified documents detailing government surveillance programs and has been living in Russia since 2013 to avoid prosecution.

The leaked documents acknowledged operations by the National Security Agency at the local and international level, including operations against al-Qaeda. It is noteworthy that in 2020, a US court found that the program exposed by Edward Snowden was illegal and that the US intelligence chief who publicly defended the program was lying. Authorities have been trying for years to bring Edward Snowden back to the country to face criminal charges in the US on espionage charges.

It should be noted that Edward Snowden is wanted by the United States on charges of espionage, but he has taken refuge in Russia. Edward Snowden said in 2019 that he was willing to return to the US if he was guaranteed a fair trial.

Edward Snowden is a former military contractor who escaped from the US and was involved in one of the biggest security leaks in US history and told the media how the NSA was spying on foreign leaders and countries. How data is filtered and monitored.

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