Founder of 'Russian Facebook' offers Snowden a job
MOSCOW (AFP) - The founder of Russia's most popular social network VKontakte on Thursday offered a job to Edward Snowden, after the US intelligence leaker left a Moscow airport with his new asylum papers.
"Today Edward Snowden, the man who has exposed the crimes of American security services against the world's citizens, received temporary asylum in Russia," Pavel Durov who co-founded the network in 2006, wrote on his VKontakte page.
"We invite Edward to Petersburg and will be happy if he decides to join the dream team of VKontakte programmers," wrote 28-year-old Durov.
Durov's young age and sometimes extravagant statements have earned him comparisons with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.