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It isn't clear how NSA leaker Edward Snowden plans to support himself, now that he's been granted 12 months of asylum in Russia. But if he wants a job, the door is open for him at VK, Russia's version of Facebook. Writing that he was proud of Russia for having accepted Snowden's asylum application, Pavel Durov, one of the …

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  1. rcorrect
    Coat

    What more could a guy want?

    A programming job and Russian lady? Hell yeah!

    1. Marketing Hack Silver badge
      Pint

      Re: What more could a guy want?

      Maybe there's a Russian brewery that needs an systems analyst?

      1. Thesheep
        Mushroom

        Re: What more could a guy want?

        Russian Standard is both a vodka and a bank. I'm sure they could use a programmer/systems administrator...

    2. rh587 Bronze badge
      Alert

      Re: What more could a guy want?

      Wants to be careful or he might end up like this guy...

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tl0LZsyi_tA

  2. Irony Deficient

    Would he be able to accept such a position, if it were offered and he were willing?

    I wonder if Russian law allows recipients of temporary asylum to be employed within Russia?

    1. jonathanb Silver badge

      Re: Would he be able to accept such a position, if it were offered and he were willing?

      Yes they do, or at any rate they gave him a work permit along with the asylum document.

  3. dvv

    "Лицо книги"… Hilarious :-D

    1. Someone
      Headmaster

      Thanks go to whoever improved the title’s Russian grammar.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Anyone heard from Mr Bryant?

    I'm sure he's delighted, probably nowhere to be seen as he's celebrating that hard.

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    shameless self-marketing, foc

    who, in this world, has ever heard about this Russian equivalent of facebook? No one, until they offered Snowden a job. But hey, it works

    ...

    ok, but I mean, REAL people, not YOU... nerds.

    1. Titus Technophobe
      Go

      Re: shameless self-marketing, foc

      Which would also pretty much describe Ed Snowden as well. I guess this may well be the start of a beautiful friendship.

  6. Rukario

    Snowden's greatest value to VK will likely be as a public relations tool.

    Yep, a tool.

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