Snowden's Russia residency permit extended to 2020: RIA cites lawyer
Reuters, , Wednesday 18 Jan 2017

Former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden has been given the right to remain in Russia for another three years, until 2020, Russia's RIA news agency quoted his Russian lawyer Anatoly Kucherena as saying.

Kucherena said Snowden could soon apply for Russian citizenship, since under Russian law he will qualify to apply once he has been resident for five years.