In 2035, Edward Snowden will be president

At least that's what Russia's RT TV station thinks - or hopes - in a clip celebrating its 10-year anniversary.

Ari Soffer ,

Edward Snowden (file)
Edward Snowden (file)

In 2035, Edward Snowden will be President of the United States of America, and Obama and Kerry will be reduced to muttering about their failures over beer - at least, that's the future according to Russia's RT state TV station.

In a tongue-in-cheek - and at times a little cringeworthy - clip celebrating the vehemently anti-American station's 10th anniversary, the two most powerful men in America are portrayed as washed-up, forgotten old men, who lament that "no one is afraid of us anymore," while the much-reviled CIA whistleblower is occupying the White House.

Russia granted Snowden political asylum after fleeing the US, sparking tension between the two powers. He has since become something of an anti-American icon, although he claims to have leaked the huge masses of classified information out of a sense of patriotism.

The video doesn't speculate as to the future of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Presumably he'll be fairing far better than his American rivals, given that he is immortal, after all.