#  Snowden’s Russian Dilemma →

September 1st, 2013 | In Worth Considering 

Amidst most of the hubbub that came in the wake of the Edward Snowden story is the awkward reality that the man himself now faces. Amy Knight’s explanation of the problems that confront him, whether you consider him a true asylum seeker taking the only accommodation he could procure or an eager Russian accomplice, in his new existence.

But Snowden will nonetheless feel isolated and tightly controlled by Russian authorities. His lawyer, Anatoly Kucherena, who Snowden selected from two names offered him to by the Russian border police at the airport, is known to have close ties with both the Kremlin and the Federal Security Service (FSB), which controls the border police.

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