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February 13, 2016

Edward Snowden in the Russia House | Capitol Quip


The saga of Edward Snowden, the former national security contractor on the lam from U.S. authorities for leaking classified information, keeps getting weirder.

After arriving in Russia from Hong Kong with a revoked U.S. passport, Snowden found himself marooned in the transit zone of Sheremetyevo Airport, a man without diplomatic privileges and someone who is most definitely a person of interest to foreign authorities. So what’s on the mind of the Russian intelligence service FSB as Snowden continues his Russian adventure?

Readers of Capitol Quip want to know.

Leave us your caption in the comments section below. Editors will pick five finalists on Wednesday, and then everyone can vote for the winner until Friday morning. The winner gets a signed print from illustrator R.J. Matson.

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  • Grant Dubler

    If we follow him to Ecuador, perhaps we’ll find another Super Bowl ring for Vlad.

  • EdKulzer

    “Jyes, Vashington: ve are sending in ze Priceline Negotiator now. Has he surrendered? N’yet.”

  • Wotann

    And he thought he was getting a dacha!

  • Ryan Puente

    The Terminal 2, starring Edward Snowden as Viktor Navorski.

  • DrewG

    Haha he thought the U.S. had secrets.

  • disqus_zaCJJeFItp

    Time to start inserting targeted ads.

  • disqus_zaCJJeFItp

    “Please take a short survey and rate our free airport wi-fi service for a chance to win a free airline ticket to the South American country of your choice.”

  • disqus_zaCJJeFItp

    He can start his Rosetta Stone Russian course right here at the airport!

  • TK421

    I can’t help but feel bad for this guy. He’s already beaten Angry Birds twice.

  • disqus_zaCJJeFItp

    Give him another 2 days and he’ll be BEGGING to be extradited!

  • GNH

    No matter how you look at it, his borscht is cooked.

  • GNH

    I love that gnome.

  • 32eagle

    Boris-with our golden goose we can extort millions from kenya circus freak

  • A. Writer

    Let’s not tell him his flight to Ecuador changes planes in Washington.

  • A. Writer

    Tell him there are no flights because we’re snowed in.

  • A. Writer

    I think he’s sick of $7 Big Macs.

  • A. Writer

    No, postpone cleaning the toilets for another week.

  • A. Writer

    He’s so bored, he’s submitting cartoon captions.

  • MRamosDC

    If you look on the bright side, Snowden will be an expert taste-tester of Russian airport vodka…

  • Michael R

    In Soviet Union, intelligence leak you!

  • PoliSnark

    We are ensuring his privacy.

  • Jeff G.

    Hello, Mr. Snowden, my name is Peggy….

  • A. Writer

    Attention Mr. Snowden! We’ve arranged asylum in Djibouti.

  • A. Writer

    Attention Mr. Snowden! Please keep your jaw in the upright and locked position.

  • VP

    We’ve seen this movie before. No happy ending this time…

  • VP

    It’s a small world after all…..

  • jlee

    Tell us something we don’t know, comrade.

  • Bill Seedyke

    “No, no, that’s not the way it works here — we do the asking, you the telling . . . “

  • GNH

    {sniff, sniff} Is that your liverwurst pierogi, or is Snowden getting a bit gamey?

  • Delanne

    Where shall we try to send our comrate next that will provide the most frequent flyer points?

  • jlee

    Your frequent flyer miles have apparently expired, sir.

  • VP

    Edward – Welcome to Survivor Transit Zone Your first challenge is….

  • VP

    “There are some prison elements to it,” …… “But it’s a really nice prison.”

  • jeffsmith18

    Let’s see William Shatner negotiate his way out of this!

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