Update: Russian media reported today that NSA leaker Edward Snowden had been given documents that will allow him to leave Moscow's Airport Sheremetyevo, but his lawyer and advisor Anatoly Kucherena says that isn't true. Despite reports to the contrary, the preliminary documents that would grant entry to Russia while his asylum request is considered have not actually been issued yet and that "miscommunication" led to a flurry of activity.
Kucherena says the full asylum process will take about three months, and for now, Snowden simply plans to wait and continue learning about Russian culture. He claims that Snowden still plans to eventually make Russia his permanent home. Today, Kucherena's arrival sparked a small media frenzy, but he merely brought Snowden a change of clothes and a book, Crime and Punishment. He added that Snowden has been wearing the same clothes for a month.
Original post: According to RT.com, these provisional documents provided by Russian immigration officials would be part of the process for reviewing his request for asylum (which could take several more months to complete) although it isn't an actual granting of asylum yet. If the report is accurate, he would now be allowed to travel freely in Russia, despite having his passport revoked by the United States.