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Russian Lawyer Says Snowden Will Soon Start Website Job


American Edward Snowden speaks during a dinner with U.S. ex-intelligence workers and activists in early October in Moscow, where he is awaiting word on an asylum request.

American Edward Snowden speaks during a dinner with U.S. ex-intelligence workers and activists in early October in Moscow, where he is awaiting word on an asylum request.

Former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden has reportedly found a job working for a website in Russia.

Snowden's lawyer, Anatoly Kucherena, said on October 31 that his client will begin working in November and "will provide support for a large Russian site."

He did not name the site, citing "security reasons."

A Russian news website the same day published what it said was a photo of Snowden on a Moscow river cruise.

Snowden, a former contractor for the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA), faces espionage charges in the United States for leaking classified information about U.S. global Internet- and telephone-surveillance programs.

He was granted temporary asylum in Russia in August after fleeing the United States.

Based on reporting by AP, Reuters, and RIA Novosti
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