Lawyer: Snowden's father invited to visit Russia

MOSCOW The Russian lawyer for National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden says he has sent an official invitation for his father to visit Russia and help his fugitive son decide his next steps.

Lon Snowden needs the invitation to be issued a Russian visa, which the lawyer, Anatoly Kucherena, said he hoped would happen in the coming days.

Speaking to journalists on Monday, Kucherena said Snowden is looking forward to his father's visit and once he comes "they will decide together all the questions" about where he will live and what he will do.

Russia granted the younger Snowden temporary asylum last week to help him evade espionage charges in the U.S. His whereabouts in Russia remain unknown, and Kucherena once again refused to say where he was living.

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