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Snowden's father thanks Russia's Putin after asylum granted

Lonnie Snowden, father of former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden, speaks during an interview in Washington in this still image fro
Lonnie Snowden, father of former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden, speaks during an interview in Washington in this still image fro

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The father of former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden thanked President Vladimir Putin on Thursday after Russia granted his son a year's temporary asylum.

"I am so thankful to the Russian nation and President Vladimir Putin," Lonnie Snowden told a state television channel in an interview, in which his comments were dubbed into Russian.

(Reporting by Gabriela Baczynska, Editing by Timothy Heritage)

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