(Published in the Gettysburg Times, 5/2/2014) During a question and answer period on Russian Television, Russian President Vladimir Putin took one from Edward Snowden – famous in this country for revealing that our National Security Agency has been collecting information on all, or most, of us. Snowden asked Putin whether the Russian government spies on it’s citizens. Putin was shocked at the suggestion. Of course not, he said. We have laws against such activities.