Edward Snowden

Snowden Settling in at Undisclosed Russian Location

Exhausted and misses his girlfriend

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National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden is "exhausted" and misses his American girlfriend, but has settled into a safe, undisclosed location with the help of newly acquired American friends after getting temporary asylum in Russia, according to his lawyer.

Snowden received immigration papers on Thursday from his lawyer, Anatoly Kucherena, and immediately jumped into a taxi with a pre-packed suitcase and headed into Moscow.

"Snowden is in a safe place. I didn't suggest it to him, it was his decision," Kucherena told Dozhd TV, RIA Novosti reports. "He will decide for himself how to live his life from now on. He has friends with him, including Americans with whom he made contact via his friends from the United States when he was still in the [airport] transit zone."