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MOSCOW — Edward J. Snowden, the American intelligence contractor who published a raft of secret documents and then fled to Russia, has been granted a three-year residence permit, his lawyer announced Thursday.
Anatoly G. Kucherena, the lawyer, told a news conference that Mr. Snowden was not given asylum in Russia, but rather had been granted permission to live here until 2017, Russian news media reported.
So much for my theory that Vladimir Putin was getting reading to sell Snowden out.