A lawyer advising National Security Agency leaker
Edward Snowden says his asylum status has not been resolved and that he
is going to stay at the Moscow airport for now.
Anatoly Kucherena, who was visiting the American at
Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport on Wednesday, said that migration
officials are still looking at this asylum request and that this process
had been drawn out.
Kucherena said that Snowden is staying in the transit zone "for now" and "intends to stay in Russia, study Russian culture."
The lawyer did not immediately comment on a Russian
news report that said Snowden had received a document earlier Wednesday
allowing him to enter Russia from the airport.
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