Edward Snowden has been delivered into the hands of the government of Vladimir Putin. If you think that they are not interested in him, think again. He is their best public relations victory in a decade or more.
The reason why Snowden's father thinks that his son is "safer" in Russia is because of one simple fact: Edward Snowden is not a journalist. If he was a journalist, he wouldn't be safe at all in Russia. He would be in danger of being beaten to death by thugs or worse.
The farce continues.