North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

New Russian Ambassador to DPRK Presents Credentials

The Russian Federation has appointed a new Ambassador to the DPRK.  Alexandr Timonin has worked in the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Asia Department, served as an at-large ambassador and was an … Continue reading

05/03/2012 · 1 Comment

Write Offs & SAR Exercises

Kim Jong Il’s “fun trip” to Siberia and Russia’s Far East and his meeting with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has started to yield fruit.  An anonymous official in Russia’s Ministry … Continue reading

09/15/2011 · 1 Comment

Kim Jong Il Makes His Return (Revised)

Kim Jong Il (Kim Cho’ng-il) is returning to the DPRK.  The locomotive of his personal  train was spotted in northeastern China at the Russia-China border in Manzhouli, according to Yonhap. … Continue reading

08/25/2011 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Il Meets with Medvedev

Kim Jong Il (Kim Cho’ng-il) met with Russian Federation President Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev on Wednesday (24 August) at a military compound outside of Ulan Ude in Siberia.  During the meeting, … Continue reading

08/24/2011 · 2 Comments

KJI Arrives in Ulan Ude

Kim Jong Il arrived in Ulan Ude on 23 August (Tuesday), greeted at the railway station by various local officials.  KJI is expected to meet with Russian Federation President Dmitry … Continue reading

08/23/2011 · 1 Comment

KJI-Medvedev to Meet Wednesday?

Russian and ROK media said that Kim Jong Il and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev will meet on Wednesday (24 August) in Ulan Ude.  The DPRK-Russian leadership meeting was originally believed … Continue reading

08/22/2011 · Leave a comment

KJI Visits Hydroelectric Power Plant in Russian Far East

Kim Jong Il (Kim Cho’ng-il) continued his visit Sunday (21 August) to Russia’s Far East with a visit to Amur Oblast, which included a tour of the Bureiskaya hydroelectric power … Continue reading

08/21/2011 · 1 Comment

KJI Arrives in Siberia

Kim Jong Il (Kim Cho’ng-il) arrived in Khasan, in Russia’s Far East on Saturday (20 August), his first trip to Russia since 2002.  In an unusual move, KCNA reported KJI’s … Continue reading

08/20/2011 · 1 Comment

Kang Sok Ju Meets Gazprom Delegation

Kang So’k-chu (Kang Sok Ju), DPRK Vice Premier met with the Gazprom delegation on 6 July (Wednesday) at Mansuade Assembly Hall.  On 5 July [Tuesday], the delegation met with the … Continue reading

07/06/2011 · Leave a comment

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