If you haven’t heard of Edward Snowden, you may’ve been living under a rock for the past year. The former NSA employee, who is responsible for leaking all kinds of confidential national security information to the media, has been living in Russia for the last year in a state of asylum. His free time there just expired, which resulted in him having to apply to stay longer. As a result, he has been given an extension and will spend at least the next three years there. After these three years pass, a permanent decision will be made about his residency.
Snowden will be able to apply to Russia to become a citizen there, or he could choose to return to the United States – something tells me he won’t choose the latter option, though, since the U.S. doesn’t look too friendly upon citizens who expose their national secrets. He may choose to spend the rest of his days in Russia or somewhere else outside of the United States.
It is a rare week when something isn’t heard from or about Snowden. He still continues to release information from his hideout in Russia, and is still able to send shockwaves through the news. Many people’s already dangling faith in the United States was stretched even further thanks to his actions.
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