'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
US Congress Likely to Postpone New...

US Congress Likely to Postpone New...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - US Congress is unlikely to pass legislation imposing new sanctions on Russia before the end of this year, focusing instead on such domestic issues as ...
RUSSIAN FEDERATION SITREP 8...

RUSSIAN FEDERATION SITREP 8...

US ELECTION. The chance of war has gone up a bit: the House investigation into the conspiracy will stop (unless Nunes can do anything in the next two ...
Bolton in Moscow on whose agenda?

Bolton in Moscow on whose agenda?

National Security Adviser John Bolton is in Moscow, where he is scheduled to meet with his Russian counterpart, Nikolai Patrushev, and other senior ...
Unprecedented Summit of Four in...

Unprecedented Summit of Four in...

The summit meeting of the German chancellor and the presidents of Turkey, Russia and France in Istanbul this past Saturday has rightfully been called "unprecedented” by ...
Astronomers Discover Oldest Galaxy...

Astronomers Discover Oldest Galaxy...

The newly discovered cluster predates its other discovered "brothers" by at least three million years and may help scientists build more precise models of the evolution ...