Putin Says Snowden Can Stay In Russia As Long As He Wants

ABC News
Jan. 20, 2014

[...]Putin told Stephanopoulos that Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor who received asylum in Russia, is free to attend the Sochi Olympics if he wants to.

"Everybody is invited," he said. "Mr. Snowden is subject to the treatment of provisional asylum here in Russia. He has a right to travel freely across the country, he has no special limitation, he can just buy a ticket and come here."

Asked whether Snowden could stay as long as he wants, Putin replied: "Yes, sure, definitely."

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