Friday, June 28, 2013


Snowden's possible Moscow hiding spot is like a prison

Snowden's possible Moscow hotel: More prison than Ritz.

Snowden is possibly holed up in the wing of an airport hotel reserved for travelers in transit who don't have visas to enter Russia. 

The Novotel's main building, located outside the airport, has a plush lobby with a fountain, a trendy bar and luxury shops. One wing, however, lies within the airport's transit zone — a kind of international limbo that is not officially Russian territory.

And that's where Snowden, whose U.S. passport has been revoked, may be hiding.

 If he's here,Snowden has access to a few international TV stations. He also has a fair amount of options with room service — the only source of food in this wing.

 But after almost a week, he might be getting bored. And he'd need a credit card or a lot of Russian cash.

A selection:

• Buffalo mozzarella and pesto dressing starter? 720 rubles (about $20).

• Ribeye steak: 1,500 rubles (about $50).

• Bottle of Brunello di Montalcino red wine: 5,280 rubles ($165).

• A miniature bottle of Hennessy XO cognac: 2,420 rubles ($80).

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