Putin accuses US of “foisting” Edward Snowden on Moscow

In a bitter comment Monday, President Vladimir Putin called the former NSA contractor Edward Snowden’s long stay at Moscow airport an unwelcome present foisted on Russia by the United States.  Snowden flew to Moscow June 23 without invitation, he said and the US intimidated other countries against accepting him. “Such a present for us, Merry Christmas,” said Putin.

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