Former US National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden speaks via video link at a conference in Lisbon in November 2019. Photo: AP
Former US National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden speaks via video link at a conference in Lisbon in November 2019. Photo: AP

US whistle-blower Edward Snowden gets Russian passport, takes citizenship oath

  • The ex-intelligence contractor, who fled the US after leaking information on classified surveillance programmes, had ended up in Moscow via Hong Kong
  • It is unclear if Snowden has renounced his US citizenship; his US passport was revoked in 2013

Former US National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden speaks via video link at a conference in Lisbon in November 2019. Photo: AP
Former US National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden speaks via video link at a conference in Lisbon in November 2019. Photo: AP
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