‘Edward is a Non-Public Person’: Why Snowden Turned Down a Russian Journalist – Sputnik International


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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 foran interview butwas refused.

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

We talked withVladimir [Pozner], he applied forthe interview several times. But Edward has a strong position onthe issue, he does not grant interviews toanybody anywhere; the Russian media is no exception, Kucherena said.

Kucherena added that Snowden respects Pozner and all Russian journalists butEdward himself is a quiet person unlikemany others inthe public spotlight.

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

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He [Snowden] always personally makes decision regarding giving comments. He receives a lot ofinterview proposals fromRussian and foreign journalists. But asyou may notice, he rarely gives interviews, Kucherena added.

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