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Snowden Russian Asylum Is Almost Up, but He's Asking for More Time

• the wire
Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has petitioned to extend his asylum in Russia. His current one-year reprieve expires on July 31.

"The procedure is very simple if a citizen of any country would like to stay and live in Russia. In this case we are talking about Snowden, so we have fulfilled the procedure to receive temporary asylum," Snowden's lawyer Anatoly Kucherena said Wednesday. "We have submitted documents to prolong his stay in Russia... The decision lies with the Federal Migration Service."....

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