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Snowden gets a job offer in Russia

Edward Snowden. (Getty)

Now that he's free to leave the airport, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden may be looking to put down some roots in his adopted motherland.

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According to CNET, Snowden's temporary asylum in Russia might start with a new job:

It's likely that Russia's top social-networking site VKontakte won't be seeking references from previous employers when recruiting U.S. whistleblower Edward Snowden to its staff.

Despite being a wanted fugitive, Snowden appears to have no problem finding work. VKontakte offered Snowden a job as a programmer on Thursday, according to The New York Times.

"We invite Edward to St. Petersburg and will be thrilled if he decides to join our stellar team of programmers at VKontakte," the social network's founder Pavel Durov said in a VKontakte post. "At the end of the day, there is no European Internet company more popular than VK. I think Edward might be interested in protecting the personal data of our millions of users."

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