The father of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has arrived in Moscow. Lon Snowden’s flight touched down at Sheremetyevo Airport – where his son famously spent five weeks in transit limbo before receiving asylum in Russia.
The plane carrying Lon Snowden landed in Moscow Thursday morning, RT crew on the scene reported.
Edward Snowden’s Russian lawyer Anatoly Kucherena has been seen in the terminal accompanying Lon Snowden. The two came out to speak to the media after finishing with legalities, although the appearance was brief, because Lon Snowden was tired after his flight.
Snowden senior was vague about when he would see his son, only saying that he hopes that it will happen soon.
Edward Snowden has not been seen anywhere at the airport and apparently has not come to meet his father for security reasons.
The issue of personal safety was reiterated later on Thursday.
“There were four to five cars chasing us [from the airport]. We don’t really know who they were,” the lawyer said in an interview with Rossiya 24 television.
“I understand that there is great interest, but I’d like to stress that there is the issue of Edward’s safety here. So even though everyone wants to know where the father will meet the son, his safety is paramount for us,” he added.