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Muscovite on Snowden: 'Russia did a big favour to America'

2 August 2013 Last updated at 17:16 BST

Russia has granted the fugitive American whistle blower, Edward Snowden, temporary asylum.

Snowden, who went on the run after leaking details of secret US surveillance programmes, spent a month at an airport in Moscow and is now at a secret location.

People on the streets of Moscow have talked to the BBC about Russia's decision.