Edward Snowden has been avoiding US authorities for some time. But his lawyer has now confirmed that Russia has granted him a three-year residence permit so he can remain there for the foreseeable future.
He received temporary asylum in the country last year, but Russia Today reports that Snowden is now official for the next 36 months. That means that he'll be able to travel around the country freely, and even travel abroad for up to three months at a time. This isn't the same as citizenship, but he'll also be able apply for that once he's lived in the country for five years. He might just pull this off, you know. [Russia Today via The Verge]