Report: Snowden Already Getting Job Offers In Russia

NSA Leaker Edward Snowden hasn’t been out of the Russian airport long, but the now legal Moscow resident–who has been granted temporary asylum–has received a number of job offers, according to the The New Republic.

“I have to say he’s getting a lot of job offers coming in,” Snowden’s self-appointed lawyer, Anatoly Kucherena, told reporter Julia Ioffe. “Offers from journalists to work together, and the like. I’ve passed them on to him, he’ll make the decision himself.”

Snowden received an offer from VKontakte, Russia’s Facebook rip-off, which also provides access to pirated music, TV shows and movies.

Russian businesses aren’t the only ones seeking out Snowden. The former government contractor is also getting calls from Russian women, the lawyer said.

After being stuck in a Moscow airport for 39 days, Russia granted Snowden a year-long asylum Thursday.

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