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Snowden seeks asylum in Russia

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Russia's President Vladimir Putin is not embracing the idea of giving asylum to Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who leaked details of two U.S. government surveillance programs.

He says if Snowden is going to get asylum in Russia, he'll have to stop leaking U.S. secrets.

Snowden was also hoping for asylum from Ecuador.

Over the weekend the Ecuadorian President said he would leave it up to Russia to decide if Snowden could travel to the Ecuadorian Embassy in Moscow.

Snowden has been stuck in the transit zone of the Moscow airport since he arrived from Hong Kong more than a week ago.

The U.S. has annulled his passport.

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