Edward Snowden

Obama's Visit to Moscow on Hold Due to Snowden

A bit of a strain on the relationship

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President Obama's scheduled trip to Moscow to meet with Russian President Vladi­mir Putin in September is in limbo because of uncertainty surrounding National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, who fled to Russia and is seeking asylum there.

In addition to the Snowden case, relations between the United States and Russia have become strained in recent weeks over the ongoing conflict in Syria, disputes over nuclear weapons and concerns about the Putin government's treatment of dissidents.

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