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This Snowden said during the ceremony awarding him the Prize of the Norwegian writer and humanist, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, said "Ukrinform" referring to the German publication Spiegel.
"Snowden subjected to strong criticism of the restriction of freedom of thought in Russia. He wanted to leave his place of exile," - says the magazine.
"Fundamentally wrong" named 32-year-old former employee of the NSA, "the desire that we have seen in the Russian government, more and more control over the Internet, more and more control over what people think, even in your personal life to decide what is suitable or inappropriate to express their love for each other. "
"Political error" and "fundamentally wrong" Americans believes control over the Internet.
Snowden confirmed that he would prefer to live again in the United States. Critics, he recalled that originally was not going to stay in Russia, he was forced to this refusal of 21 countries to which he applied for asylum.
Recall that in June 2013 Edward Snowden gave the Washington Post and the Guardian series of secret materials about programs surveillance of US intelligence and the UK on the Internet. Being forced to leave the United States, he stopped in Hong Kong, but after a hint about the undesirability of further stay in the Special Administrative Region of China flew to Moscow, intending to follow later in one of the Western countries. After numerous failures and multi-day stay in Moscow airport, he appealed to the Russian authorities, and in August 2014 received a residence permit in the Russian Federation. At home Snowden absentia accused of espionage and stolen government property, for which he could face up to 30 years in prison or even the death penalty.
As reported by the "Observer", the Council of Europe urged the US to allow Snowden to return.
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