Edward Snowden applies for Russian citizenship for sake of future son

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US whistleblower says move is to prevent him being separated from his as-yet unborn son in ‘era of pandemics and closed borders’

The US whistleblower Edward Snowden and his wife are applying for Russian citizenship in order not to be separated from their future son in an era of pandemics and closed borders, he said on Monday.

Snowden’s wife, Lindsay, is expecting a child in late December, the Interfax news agency cited Anatoly Kucherena, his Russian lawyer, as saying.

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