Good thing there'll be plenty of journalists tracking Snowden thanks to Russia's vibrant culture of freedom of expression oh wait

"I have to say he's getting a lot of job offers coming in," #Snowden's lawyer told @juliaioffe today:

U.S. Focus Must Shift from #Snowden to Surveillance Programs #NSA

Sen. Schumer says "Russia has stabbed us in the back" on #Snowden and urges Obama to recommend moving the G-20 summit.

Yikes -- Sen. Schumer on Russia granting Snowden asylum: “Russia has stabbed us in the back."

Schumer: Snowden is a coward who has chosen to run. Says Obama should "recommend" moving the G20 .

Snowden manning drake and others will be judged with history as the highest patriots the US has known

White House says it is "extremely disappointed" Russia has granted snowden temporary asylum "he is not a whistleblower...not a dissident"

Didn't #Snowden do the American people a favor by disclosing surveillance programs? Carney: he took an oath to protect secrets

.@presssec says Russian help w/ Iran, supply route to Afghanistan makes response to Putin decision to grant Snowden asylum a difficult one.

Russia's answer to Mark Zuckerberg has offered Snowden a job at the social network VK: via @gigaom

Snowden's lawyer says his client "really misses his girlfriend."

"He's sufficiently tired, morally" --Snowden's lawyer on his client.

So much 4 #reset. #Putin + #Russia granting #Snowden asylum is an insult + proof Admin has lost all leverage/credibility in Moscow

A senior Moscow Communist leader, Melnikov, praises Snowden as "a balm to the hearts of all Russian patriots." With friends like these...

Sen Lindsey Graham on Russia & Snowden: Americans in Washington should consider this a game changer in our relationship with Russia.

FL Sen Bill Nelson on Russia-Snowden: "Putin is thumbing his nose at the U.S. and there is a price to pay for that.”

Photo of Edward #Snowden leaving Moscow airport today with #WikiLeaks' Sarah Harrison | Rossiya 24 #Assange

#BREAKING - Snowden thanks Russia for asylum: WikiLeaks #AFP

Edward Snowden was granted temporary asylum in Russia for a year and has now left Moscow airport under the care of WikiLeaks' Sarah Harrison

FLASH: We can now confirm that Edward Snowden's welfare has been continuously monitored by WikiLeaks staff since his presence in Hong Kong.

so edward #snowden opts for asylum in #Russia; so much for striking a blow for freedom & civil disobedience. & so much for US-Russia reset.

My full stmt on reports that #Russian gov't has granted asylum to #Snowden: