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Russia temporarily granted National Security leaker Edward Snowden asylum for a period of one year. On Thursday he left a Moscow airport, where he had been holed up since arriving June 23 from Hong Kong, to formally enter the country’s territory, according to his lawyer.

Papers issued by the Russian Immigration Service allow him to live, work and travel in Russia for a year.

Snowden, who was blocked from travel after the U.S. revoked his passport and issued an international arrest warrant on espionage charges, has been offered permanent asylum by three Latin American countries.

Read more at usatoday.com.

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