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Snowden scraps Russia asylum bid over call to cease ‘anti-US activity’ – Kremlin

02.07.2013 07:59

US whistleblower Edward Snowden asked for asylum in Russia, but later withdrew the request after President Putin urged him to cease "anti-American activity," according to the President's spokesperson.

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Anonymous user 12.07.2013 15:14

Russia has agreed to Snowden's asylum request and has Magnitsky suite at Butyrka ready for him now!

Anonymous user 05.07.2013 17:42

Russia is not helping if they want Snowden to shut up. That's the exact opposite of helping.

Anonymous user 03.07.2013 21:46

Putin did well, he cannot let a US citizen create a casus beli with Usa
but Russia can & will help

Anonymous user 03.07.2013 08:19

If Russia like to get a place in a world of peace ,it has to show more courage-US is partner of you?


Giant Robo 03.07.2013 05:00

'Anti-US activity'? Really??? Putin... please don't talk this way. Snowden is helping US, he is a true patriot. What Snowden did is helping also the whole world.

Puti n's rhetoric is quite clever & I understand he is only feeding US regime some meaningless nonsense to leave them dumbfounded, but it is over most people's heads! Unfortunately his words will be used to lend credibility to US regime's false narratives :(

I think his reply was a mistake, it is too much that same doublespeak of America. One can not be this soft against the rise of US creeping fascism.

Anonymous user 03.07.2013 03:55

Snowden is a hero and will grow to be an old man in Russia. Putin's stood up to the real terrorists!

Anonymous user 03.07.2013 02:31

Putin's no doubt fully aware there's no stopping it now. It's posturing for political correctness.

Anonymous user 03.07.2013 02:25

Snowden should dress up to look like Bin Laden. Then he wouldn't be found for years!

Anonymous user 03.07.2013 01:57

Sad to see no other country has the guts to accept Mr. Snowden's asylum request. Poor guy.

Anonymous user 02.07.2013 22:45

Putin, protector of "Christian Values - Humanity, Truth, Justice", silencing Snowden ?

Anonymous user 02.07.2013 18:41

1996. Velenco in Russian MIG 25 request political asylum to US. Russia ask to return but US refused

Anonymous user 02.07.2013 18:31

ED snowden should preside over an american government in exile!

Anonymous user 02.07.2013 18:30

Once he gets to S.america, Ed Snowden's new war name will be 'Lalo Nieves'!

Anonymous user 02.07.2013 18:27

An apartment with a view in Caracas + a chance to travel to friendly S. American countries .Oh yes

Anonymous user 02.07.2013 18:21

What's up with Putin's "US partners" rhetoric? Putin owes us all an explanation! US is fascist

Anonymous user 02.07.2013 18:19

Snowden: Go to North Korea! You will have a hero's welcome &a chance to denounce & expose US fascism

Anonymous user 02.07.2013 17:46

Snowden is too smart to misunderstand Putin's remarks like that.
He has more information to release.

Anonymous user 02.07.2013 16:50

Ed, don't worry, people worldwide are on your side.ask your gf to join u and get married there.

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