Snowden Granted One-Year Asylum in Russia, Leaves Airport
US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden has left the Moscow airport where he has been staying since June, his lawyer told the BBC.
Anatoly Kucherena said Mr Snowden had received the necessary papers to enter Russian territory from the transit zone at Sheremetyevo Airport.
Russia is currently considering his request for asylum.
Updated: According to lawyers, Snowden has been granted refugee status, and has accepted Russia’s condition - to stop leaking US secrets - in exchange for a one year asylum period