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TODAY   |  April 17, 2014

Edward Snowden submits video question to Putin

NSA leaker Edward Snowden submitted a question to President Vladimir Putin in a TV call-in event regarding surveillance practices in Russia. Putin replied that Russia is not carrying out any mass collection of citizen’s data.

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>>> today, critical talks got under way in geneva with secretary of state john kerry and officials from the ukraine and the european union . at the same time, preparing a new round of sanctions against russia . today russian president putin said he's hoping for a diplomatic solution for the crisis in ukraine. he was asked this question by none other than that edward snowden during a tv call in in event?

>> does russia store or analyze in any way the communication of millions of individuals? and do you believe that simply increasing the effectiveness of intelligence or law enforcement investigations can justify placing societies, rather than subjects, under surveillance?

>> and putin responded that russia is not carrying out any mass collection of citizens' data.