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Snowden to hunt job in Russia, says attorney

Updated: 2013-10-10 06:46
( Xinhua)

MOSCOW -- Former contractor of the US intelligence service Edward Snowden travels in Russia freely and looks forward to finding a job, his attorney said Wednesday.

"He feels okay, travels and reads," Anatoly Kucherena, who acted as Snowden's solicitor during the American's month-long confinement in the transit zone of a Moscow airport, told reporters, adding the whistleblower does not work at the moment.

The former employee of the National Security Agency will make up his mind "shortly," Kucherena said, explaining that Snowden's savings and donations from supporters allow him to lead "a modest life."

The lawyer also said Snowden's father was coming to Russia " soon" to meet with him.

Snowden faces espionage charges in the United States after disclosing a classified intelligence surveillance project code- named PRISM.

Russia granted him asylum on August 1 amid calls by Washington to return him for a trial, which prompted US President Barack Obama to drop a scheduled bilateral summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in early September.

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