Duma deputy suggests awarding Snowden with Nobel prize

State Duma deputy Alexander Sidyakin (United Russia party) believes that Russia should not extradite Eduard Snowden who he thinks deserves the Nobel peace prize.

State Duma deputy Alexander Sidyakin (United Russia party) believes that Russia should not extradite Edward Snowden who he thinks deserves the Nobel peace prize.

"I join the opinion that we by no means should expel him. I think Snowden is a great pacifist. This man has done no less to get the Nobel peace prize than U.S. President Barack Obama," Sidyakin said at a Monday roundtable at the Public Chamber on the situation involving former employee of the CIA Edward Snowden.

In Sidyakin's opinion, Snowden's role in modern world history of IT technologies and communications, "the victory of common sense over the military doctrine of our American colleagues deserves such a decision."

A member of the presidential Council for Human Rights Kirill Kabanov thinks that Snowden "tried to save the world."

"His motives were not material; his differences were not differences with the ideology of the United States. He defended his own constitution, the defended democracy in the United States," Kabanov said.

Meanwhile, former CIA employee Edward Snowden has missed another flight to Havana, a source in Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport services told Interfax.

"There is no passenger with the surname Snowden in the lists for boarding, either among registered passengers or of course on the plane," the source said.

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