Former CIA officer Edward Snowden, currently enjoying temporary asylum in Russia would like to go home, his lawyer Anatoly Kucherena said.
"He is thinking it over. He has a wish to go back and we are doing the utmost to make his wish come true," Kucherena said at the Interfax central office on Tuesday as he was presenting his book.
He added that Snowden had both Russian and United States defense teams. "We are dealing with the legal issues," Kucherena said.
Snowden is adapting to the Russian way of life, the lawyer said. "He is successfully studying Russian," he said.
Snowden's girlfriend visits him frequently, according to Kucherena. "She comes here and stays for some time. I can tell you that she is a very modest girl," the lawyer said.
"They have a good relationship and I very much hope that they will be all right although he keeps receiving marriage proposals and we have to decline these offers all the time," Kuchrena said.
Snowden's girlfriend sometimes fears for her security but "these problems have been resolved," he added.
Former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has been granted residence permit in Russia for three years, lawyer Anatoly Kucherena said.
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