In Russia, that great libertarian stronghold.
Let freedom ring.
Is anyone surprised? Putin has Obama’s number. Although, who knows? Maybe Obama doesn’t much care if Snowden never returns.
As for Snowden himself, he’s been offered a year’s asylum, renewable at the will of the Russians. Otherwise:
It is not clear what Snowden plans to do in Russia, although he has said he would like to travel around the country. VKontakte, Russia’s answer to social networking site Facebook, has already offered him a job.
And then there’s this howler from the article:
A senior Kremlin official played down concerns.
“Our president has … expressed hope many times that this will not affect the character of our relations,” Yuri Ushakov, Putin’s top foreign policy adviser, told reporters.