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

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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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