Snowden did not stay at Sheremetyevo Airport's capsule hotel - employee

U.S. National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden did not stay at the capsule hotel of Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport but only entered there for a couple of minutes to ask for the prices, an airport employee told.

U.S. National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden did not stay at the capsule hotel of Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport but only entered there for a couple of minutes to ask for the prices, an airport employee told Interfax.

An Interfax correspondent interviewed an employee from the capsule hotel's reception in Sheremetyevo's terminal E, who claims she saw Snowden after he arrived on June 23.

"Yes, I saw Snowden, he stopped by here to see the pricelist but decided not to stay here. He is not here now, either," she said. "Someone just pulled this hoax, and everybody believed it," she said.

The hotel is comprised of slightly more than 40 small rooms looking like capsules, some of them without windows. Each room has a bed, a table, a shower cabin and a WC.

The Interfax correspondent could not find Snowden in the airport's duty-free shops, cafes, and restaurants.

None of the Sheremetyevo employees interviewed by Interfax could say anything about Snowden's current whereabouts, and some of those wearing service uniforms only smiled mysteriously and shook their heads.

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