In this image made from video released by WikiLeaks on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, former National Security Agency systems analyst Edward Snowden speaks during a presentation ceremony for the Sam Adams Award in Moscow, Russia. Snowden was awarded the Sam Adams Award, according to videos released by the organization WikiLeaks. The award ceremony was attended by three previous recipients. (AP Photo)
Anatoly Kucherena, a lawyer for former NSA systems analyst Edward
Snowden, says his client has found a technical support job at a Russian
Kucherena told the RIA Novosti news agency Thursday that
Snowden starts his new job on Friday. Kucherena declined to name the
company that has hired Snowden but says it's a major Russian website.
was granted asylum in Russia in August after being stuck at a Moscow
airport for more than a month after flying there from Hong Kong. His
whereabouts in Russia remain secret.
The 30-year-old faces espionage charges in the U.S for uncovering a mass surveillance scheme at the National Security Agency.
Kucherena was unavailable for comment when contacted by the AP.