Russian authorities and the Russian lawyer who is assisting NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, above, have not disclosed his current location. Photograph: Glenn Greenwald/Laura Poitras/The Guardian/Reuters

Former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden’s father arrived in Moscow today to see his son, who was granted asylum in Russia after he leaked detai(...)

Former US National Intelligence Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden (centre) and Sarah Harrison (left) of WikiLeaks speak to human rights representatives in Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport last Friday. Photograph: Tanya Lokshina/Human Rights Watch via Getty Images

President Vladimir Putin will not be the person deciding whether to grant fugitive American Edward Snowden temporary asylum in Russia, the Kremlin sa(...)