Edward Snowden Goes Grocery Shopping in Moscow, Just Like Regular People

The photo appears to be the first of the NSA whistleblower since he left the Moscow airport in August

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A Russian tabloid has posted a photo it claims is of the former NSA-contractor Edward Snowden jaywalking in Moscow while pushing a cart full of groceries. The 30-year old hasn’t been spotted publicly since he walked out of the Moscow airport and went into hiding after being granted asylum in Russia. He is wanted in the United States for leaking a trove of documents detailing a massive domestic surveillance program at the National Security Agency.

The blurry image can be viewed on the website Life News here.

No telling what’s in those grocery bags, but according to Life News, Snowden looks like he’s holding up alright.

After all, a man needs to eat, even if he’s as rail thin as Snowden appears to be. “As you can see the former special services employee has picked up a full trolley of food according to American tradition,” Life News wrote. “That clearly cost more than one thousand rubles.”

6 comments
mmodeler
mmodeler

Well, if a tabloid can find him, so can an assassin. read, CIA

yelena239
yelena239

Nah... when was the last time you saw the bright green trees in the middle of the winter in Moscow?

kenny.cargill
kenny.cargill

The Russian-language source cites Snowden's lawyer, Anatoly Kucherena, who states that the image was most likely NOT taken in Moscow due to the numbers of the license plates in the background not indicating a region. The article also mentions nothing about Snowden probably buying more than "one thousand rubles'" worth of food. On the contrary, it states that Snowden does not have that much money, and that he is living on donations. I do not know who does the Russian translations for CNN, but they clearly did not read the article very carefully.

lgreen17
lgreen17

That's a crosswalk, see the sign? he's not jaywalking (I know it's hard not to bash him in the opening sentence of your non-news story)

SamHarris1
SamHarris1

30 bucks for a shopping cart full of food.  Damn, I'm moving to Russia.  I mean really, that cart is pretty full.  No way 30 bucks would get you a full cart of food in America.