Report: Snowden lands job in Russia

Edward Snowden has found a website maintenance job in Russia, his lawyer says.

His attorney Anatoly Kucherena told Russian news agency RIA Novosti Thursday that the former National Security Agency contractor will start work Friday maintaining “Russia’s largest [web]site,” he said. 

The report said Kucherena refused to disclose the name of Snowden’s new employer because of “security reasons.” 

Snowden has been living in Russia since the beginning of August, when Moscow granted him temporary asylum. His exact location remains unknown. 

He had been stuck in Moscow’s airport for more than a month after flying there from Hong Kong. 

Snowden, 30, has been a hot topic lately because of recent reports detailing the NSA’s surveillance programs abroad. Most of those reports were based on documents he had provided to journalists.  

Foreign newspapers The Guardian, Le Monde, Der Spiegel and El Mundo have reported various claims, including charges the NSA spied on French and Spanish citizens’ phone calls and monitored the communications of leaders from 35 nations.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel complained to President Obama last week after reports the U.S. had tapped her cellphone.  

Representatives from European Union member nations are in Washington this week meeting with lawmakers and White House officials to investigate the reports. 

Snowden first leaked documents about the scope of NSA's program in June. He faces espionage charges in the U.S. for the massive disclosure.