Edward Snowden gets work in Russia

Snowden, seen here August 1, now has been hired by a Russian website.by David Roknich (01-11-13) The last we saw of Edward Snowden was in this blurry shot from lifenews.ru. He's seen with a black packpack and a suitcase leaving Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport flanked by lawyer Anatoly Kucherena and Wikileaks's Sarah Harrison en route to the secret life he now leads in Russia, where he's been granted assylum at least until August 1, 2014.

Though still invisible, Snowden has found work in his field. Speculation began last week when our our Andy Borowitiz reported Snowden had hacked in to the Obamacare website, found a few problems and made an offer to fix it. But something more solid has turned up since then, according to The Moscow Times:

The former defense contractor, who leaked details of classified U.S. Internet surveillance programs this summer, will start working as a technical support specialist for one of Russia's biggest websites on Friday, lawyer Anatoly Kucherena told RIA Novosti.

Both mail.ru and Yandex categorically deny they've hired Snowden 2 sources report that his employer is VKontakte, Russia's equivalent of Facebook. The founder of VContacte, Pavel Durov, made a publlic offer for Snowden's services. When Moscow Times followed this up today,VContacte's spokesman Georgy Lobushkin declined to comment.

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