The lawyer for NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden says his client has told him he won't disclose any more secrets for as long as he is in Russian territory.

However, Anatoly Kucherena said they can't be responsible for anything that comes from interviews Snowden did before he left Hong Kong for Russia.

CBC Radio's As It Happens co-host Helen Mann spoke with Kurcherena in Moscow through a translator, the CBC's Slava Zlenin.

Snowden has been granted temporary one-year asylum in Russia after spending more than month living in a transit lounge in Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport.

Snowden left the airport Thursday with friends to begin his asylum, but he remains one of America's most wanted, and his future is unclear.

"He's feeling OK today and he was very happy to find out about Russia's decision to grant him asylum," Kucherena said about his client. "It's a very good day for him and for Russia."

Kucherena said he couldn't discuss Snowden's living arrangements in Russia "because it is an issue of his safety."

Snowden will make a statement to the press as soon as he has an opportunity, Kurcherena added.