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The Drum

Russian MP accidentally reveals Snowden’s asylum plans on Twitter

Edward Snowden has accepted political asylum in Venezuela, according to a now deleted tweet from Russian MP Aleksey Pushkov.

Pushkov tweeted that Snowden had agreed to Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro’s offer, saying it was “the most reliable option.”

However, minutes later he deleted the tweet, and sent another saying he had learned the news from a state-run Russian network. However, there is currently no indication that any such report has been made.