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Edward Snowden has not entered Russia - Sergei Lavrov
« on: June 25, 2013, 09:15:56 AM »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-23045790

 25 June 2013 Last updated at 06:53 ET


Edward Snowden has not entered Russia - Sergei Lavrov

Russia says it has had no involvement in the travel plans of fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden.

The exact whereabouts of Mr Snowden, who flew to Moscow from Hong Kong on Sunday, are unclear.

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov insisted he had not crossed the Russian border.

He criticised what he termed US attempts to blame Russia for his disappearance, saying they were "groundless and unacceptable".

Correspondents say Mr Lavrov's comments suggest that Mr Snowden remained air-side after landing at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport, and so has technically never entered Russian territory.

"We are in no way involved with either Mr Snowden, his relations with US justice, nor to his movements around the world," Mr Lavrov said.

"He chose his itinerary on his own. We learnt about it... from the media. He has not crossed the Russian border.

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Re: Edward Snowden has not entered Russia - Sergei Lavrov
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2013, 11:37:29 AM »
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Re: Edward Snowden has not entered Russia - Sergei Lavrov
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2013, 02:45:47 PM »
He wanted to go to Iceland....... how hard would that have been from Moscow?

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Re: Edward Snowden has not entered Russia - Sergei Lavrov
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2013, 01:56:24 PM »
He wanted to go to Iceland....... how hard would that have been from Moscow?

I thought NSA could find anyone? Is it possible the CIA doesn't want this guy back home? After all, Obama has tried to throw them under the bus a time or two, and it's possible they think they are under NSA surveillance themselves.

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Re: Edward Snowden has not entered Russia - Sergei Lavrov
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2013, 06:35:01 PM »
I thought NSA could find anyone? Is it possible the CIA doesn't want this guy back home? After all, Obama has tried to throw them under the bus a time or two, and it's possible they think they are under NSA surveillance themselves.

The last person Obama wants under oath in front of cameras is Edward Snowden.  Sparky doesn't want him back.
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Re: Edward Snowden has not entered Russia - Sergei Lavrov
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2013, 09:55:35 PM »
Is that like, ".......these are NOT the droids you're looking for!"  ??
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Re: Edward Snowden has not entered Russia - Sergei Lavrov
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2013, 11:34:11 PM »
Actually, he hasn't entered Russian territory because, as far as I know, he's sitting in the in-transit part of a Russian airport.  That area is technically not part of Russia, which is why people can transit through there on their travels from one country to another country without needing a Russian visa.

This is, of course, a splitting of hairs by the Russians.

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Re: Edward Snowden has not entered Russia - Sergei Lavrov
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2013, 01:52:00 AM »
Actually, he hasn't entered Russian territory because, as far as I know, he's sitting in the in-transit part of a Russian airport.  That area is technically not part of Russia, which is why people can transit through there on their travels from one country to another country without needing a Russian visa.

This is, of course, a splitting of hairs by the Russians.

It's not really splitting hairs, unless you believe that every passenger should be checked on a layover overseas to see if they are fugitives.
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Re: Edward Snowden has not entered Russia - Sergei Lavrov
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2013, 02:09:47 AM »
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Re: Edward Snowden has not entered Russia - Sergei Lavrov
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2013, 06:00:21 PM »
I wonder when the lies will stop and truth begin, even as grim as the truth may be. And then I remember that for 70 years, the reign of terror in Russia called itself "the people's government." We have so far to fall, yet we are falling fast and Hell yawns to receive us.


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