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Snowden Gets Job Offer From Russian Nationalist Party

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is seen in this still image taken from video during an interview by The Guardian in a hotel room in Hong Kong, June 6, 2013.

Russia's LDPR party has invited U.S. intelligence leaker Edward Snowden to host a television program on intelligence gathering, the TASS news agency reported Wednesday.

"We sent an invitation to Snowden, and we hope that his experience and knowledge will help our viewers learn all the ins and outs of intelligence gathering and cooperation between our intelligence agencies," Andrei Svintsov, a member of the party, was cited as saying.

The program will run on the nationalist party's television channel, LDPR-TV, which was launched on Jan. 1. The channel is broadcast on cable and satellite networks, and its programs can also be viewed on the station's official website.

Snowden, a former National Security Agency contractor who exposed details of U.S. government mass surveillance programs early last year, has received temporary asylum and a three-year residency permit in Russia.

U.S. filmmaker Laura Poitras recently released a documentary film, "Citizenfour," about Snowden's revelations and his life in Moscow, where he is now said to be living with his longtime girlfriend.

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