'Edward is a Non-Public Person': Why Snowden Turned Down a Russian Journalist

Author: us-russia
Comments: 0
Published 15-08-2017, 00:00
World-renown NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, who now resides in Russia, refused to let prominent Russian journalist Vladimir Pozner interview him; his lawyer Anatoly Kucherena explains why.

Earlier, Vladimir Posner told the Latvian radio station Baltkom that he'd asked Snowden for an interview but was refused.

Lawyer Anatoly Kucherena, in an interview with RIA Novosti, explained why Edward Snowden refused the proposal.

"We talked with Vladimir [Pozner], he applied for the interview several times. But Edward has a strong position on the issue, he does not grant interviews to anybody anywhere; the Russian media is no exception,” Kucherena said.

Kucherena added that Snowden respects Pozner and all Russian journalists but Edward himself is a quiet person unlike many others in the public spotlight.

"He is non-public person,” Kucherena told RIA Novosti.

According to his lawyer, Snowden asks that potential interviewers be sympathetic to his position.

"He [Snowden] always personally makes decision regarding giving comments. He receives a lot of interview proposals from Russian and foreign journalists. But as you may notice, he rarely gives interviews,” Kucherena added.

 

sputniknews.com

Comments: 0
Experts' Panel
Any advice to Trump?
All those who have contributed to the Trump - Pence "Make America...
Any advice to Trump?
Top
popular in the journal
Сговора нет, но Россия всё равно...

Сговора нет, но Россия всё равно...

Эдуард Лозанский — об очередной победе президента США Дональда Трампа и отсутствии связей между ним и Россией
THE WORLD RUSSIA FORUM ONCE DREW...

THE WORLD RUSSIA FORUM ONCE DREW...

In the shade of Arlington Cemetery outside of Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, dozens of Americans and Russians sat on folding chairs and presented wreaths at a memorial to ...
The UK Government’s Skripal...

The UK Government’s Skripal...

The Official Narrative on the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal is a collection of illogical claims and assertions that cannot be made to fit together, that make no ...
37th Annual Forum to discuss the...

37th Annual Forum to discuss the...

37th Annual Forum to discuss the current state of U.S. - Russia relations and the text of the appeal for the urgent summit between presidents Trump and Putin to find the ...
Эльба для послов

Эльба для послов

Главу дипмиссии России в США Анатолия Антонова и его американского коллегу Джона Хантсмана пригласили принять участие в телемосте к годовщине встречи советских и ...