June 30, 2013 - German news magazine Der Spiegel reports that classified leaks by Snowden detail NSA bugging of European Union offices in Washington and New York, as well as an EU building in Brussels.
July 1, 2013 - Russia's state-run RIA Novosti news agency reports that Snowden had requested asylum there.
July 12, 2013 - Snowden meets with human rights activists and lawyers. He says he is requesting asylum from Russia while he awaits safe passage to Latin America.
July 16, 2013 - Russian lawyer Anatoly Kucherena tells CNN that Snowden has applied for temporary asylum in Russia. If the request is granted, Snowden would be able to live in Russia for at least a year.
July 24, 2013 - Russian news media reports that Russia has approved documents that would allow Snowden to enter the rest of the country while his temporary asylum request is considered.
August 1, 2013 - Russian lawyer Anatoly Kucherena tells CNN that Snowden's application for political asylum for a year has been approved, and he has left the Moscow airport.
October 31, 2013 - Snowden's attorney Anatoly Kucherena tells CNN that his client has been hired by a unnamed Russian website.