Edward Snowden's Lawyer
When Anatoly Kucherena, Russian senator and Edward Snowden's self-appointed lawyer, walked into the transit area of Sheremetyevo airport where his client had spent 39 days, and told the NSA leaker that the Russian government had finally granted him asylum for one year, Snowden couldn't believe his ears. "At first, he seemed not to fully understand it, internally," Kucherena told me. "Because he had been waiting for it for so long, he had been so worried. He said, 'It can't be!' That he wouldn't believe it 'til he saw the documents. Then, of course, he was happy."