“Edward starts work in November. He will provide support for a major Russian site,” lawyer Anatoly Kucherena said, as quoted by RIA-Novosti news agency.
Kucherena added that Snowden is set to start his new job on Friday.
The lawyer said he wouldn’t reveal the name of the website for “security reasons.”
However, the main Russian search engine, Yandex, and the major e-mail service, Mail.ru, have told the ITAR-TASS news agency that they haven’t negotiated any job possibilities with Snowden, while the most popular Russian social network, Vkontakte, refused to comment on the situation.
The head of the social network, Pavel Durov, came forward with a job offer for Edward Snowden back in August, but the ex-spy agency contractor didn’t answer at the time.
Earlier this month, Kucherena said that he hoped Snowden would find a job because he was living on scant funds, mostly from donations. Also, Snowden has been reported to be learning Russian, and making good progress.
In June, Edward Snowden, a former NSA (National Security Agency) contractor who disclosed secret US surveillance programs, fled to Hong Kong and then to Russia.