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Snowden at center of US and Russian tensions

Tensions run high between cold war foes as a fugitive former US contractor is now at the center of a political tug of war between Washington and Moscow. Edward Snowden, who leaked details of US spy programs, is hiding out in the transit area of Moscow airport after the US has called for him to be sent home. State Department spokesman Patrick Ventrell. (SOUNDBITE) (English) STATE DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN PATRICK VENTRELL, SAYING: "Look the Russians will do their own interpretation of their own regulations and their own laws. But we are making the point to them that we think there is a basis for him to be returned." The dispute could further fray ties between the United States and Russia says Dmitry Trenin an analyst with Carnegie Center in Moscow. (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) CARNEGIE CENTER POLITICAL ANALYST DMITRY TRENIN, SAYING: "I think that this crisis can have very negative consequences for Russian-American relations, because, obviously for the Ameri

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