Snowden's father in Russia, hoping for reunion with son
MOSCOW (AFP) - The father of Edward Snowden on Thursday arrived in Moscow hoping to meet his son for the first time since the former US intelligence contractor became a fugitive, but still unaware of his whereabouts.
Lon Snowden arrived in Moscow on an early flight from New York and spoke to reporters at Sheremetyevo airport, where his son spent more than a month in transit limbo before Russia agreed to grant him temporary asylum in August.
In an apparently carefully-organised itinerary, he swiftly appeared on the state television channel Rossiya 24, looking tired and still wearing his airplane outfit of sweat pants and fleece jacket.
In comments heavily dubbed into Russian from English, he admitted he still did not know where his 30-year-old son, who leaked sensational details of US surveillance programmes, was staying.