Edward Snowden Could Ditch Russia For Another Country


Pack your bags, Ed: Switzerland is calling your name

But even if Snowden does decide to leave for Switzerland, his FSB protectors (Russia's Federal Security Service) may be less than willing to let him actually leave the country. 

"Just think of these paranoid guys — they're quite paranoid in most cases," Russian investigative journalist Andrei Soldatov, who cowrote a book on the FSB, told Business Insider in March. "They might think, 'OK, we worked with [Snowden] for many months, and if he leaves the country he will not be under our control. And the problem is that now he might start leaking things not about the NSA but the FSB, and how we treated him here.' That might be quite a natural thought for the FSB."