Snowden Film Is Getting Praise from… the Kremlin?
Oliver Stone‘s Snowden, a fictionalization of the true story of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, received a ringing endorsement from a curious source.
Dmitry Peskov, a spokesperson for the Kremlin, praised the movie for its “brilliant script” and accuracy. “It is nearly a documentary,” he said. “This is an excellent opportunity for everyone to learn what actually happened. It’s a must-see.”
The film was released in Russia and the U.S. this week, and the Russian version of the film is four minutes longer, according to The Guardian. It’s not clear what’s been added to the Russian cut of the movie.
Peskov has been Russian President Vladimir Putin‘s press secretary since 2012. His rave review comes as investigators have implicated the Russian government as likely perpetrators behind high-profile hacks into the DNC and the personal emails of former Secretary of State Colin Powell.
Snowden currently lives in Russia, where he has been granted temporary asylum.
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