Snowden's Father Thanks Russia's Putin After Asylum GrantedSubmitted by emalvini on Thu, 08/01/2013 - 11:56
REUTERS: Snowden's Father Thanks Russia's Putin After Asylum Granted
Reporting by Gabriela Baczynska, Editing by Timothy Heritage
33 MINUTES AGO
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The father of former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden thanked President Vladimir Putin on Thursday after Russia granted his son a year's temporary asylum.
"I am so thankful to the Russian nation and President Vladimir Putin," Lonnie Snowden told a state television channel in an interview, in which his comments were dubbed into Russian.