Snowden’s Girlfriend is Living in Russia With Him
Snowden’s longtime girlfriend has been living in Russia, despite the fact she was abandoned by the NSA leaker
National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden is living with his partner in Russia, it’s exposed in a documentary by filmmaker Laura Poitras that premiered Friday in the New York Film Festival.
Lindsay Mills, Snowden’s partner of ten years, has been coping with Snowden for some time, based on the film. Poitras shot Snowden and Mills cooking dinner together in July for that documentary, entitled Citizenfour, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The discovery of Mills’ life in Russia counters the commonly-held belief that Snowden abandoned her as he released troves of classified intelligence documents exposing the existence of enormous secret monitoring applications on American people.
“The fact he is now living in domestic bliss as well, together with his long-term partner whom he loves, must permanently set to sleep the silly strategy to show his life as grim and dank,” wrote Glenn Greenwald, the surgeon who alongside Poitras helped release the Snowden revelations.
Snowden has largely eschewed talking about his personal life, and no interviews have been given by Mills.
Snowden has been living in exile in Russia since June 2013 and has been granted asylum to get a second year.