This is one development that will send shockwaves through the government.
There will be a wave of conscientious Snowden leakers that will now come forward; I think it will be a tsunami of troubled individuals who are tired of being ignored and given mediocre performance evaluations. They will see that if they can break their secrecy agreement with the government, it will mean instant fame and fortune for them, provided they can get into the welcoming arms of the Russian government first.
All of this paranoia about the government is leading us to a place where virtually all of the nation/states opposed to the interests of the United States will have smooth sailing when they challenge our abilities to collect and analyze information.
Or we'll just continue on, ignoring the protests and the hysteria. That might be the better choice.