A Blogger In Pyongyang (Part 1)

July 14th, 2011
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In the second of a special Christmas review of previous NK News features, we take a look back at the Blogger in Pyongyang. Ashun, from Russia, wrote a series of Russian language blogs from Pyongyang in 2010 that detailed life as a foreign resident in North Korea’s capital.


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  • Reasonable Man

    Terrific post, I’ve been following his blog for some time, but with zero grasp of the Russian language, I’m left guessing at Google Translate’s butchered English or analysis from other blogs. I’ve very often wondered what circumstances surrounded this mystery blogger, a foreigner with internet access living in Pyongyang. Kudos!

  • Reasonable Man

    Terrific post, I’ve been following his blog for some time, but with zero grasp of the Russian language, I’m left guessing at Google Translate’s butchered English or analysis from other blogs. I’ve very often wondered what circumstances surrounded this mystery blogger, a foreigner with internet access living in Pyongyang. Kudos!

  • newageman

    Hi!

    Who is in the top picture?
    Is the man Ashen?

  • Anonymous

    Hi!

    Who is in the top picture?
    Is the man Ashen?

  • Tad

    Yes, the picture is of Ashen !  I am not sure who the woman is, though.

    Tad

  • Tad

    Yes, the picture is of Ashen !  I am not sure who the woman is, though.

    Tad

  • CStenning

    As I recall from my research, the woman in the picture is in fact an up and coming actress in North Korean film (that is according to the blogger).

  • Anonymous

    As I recall from my research, the woman in the picture is in fact an up and coming actress in North Korean film (that is according to the blogger).

  • Leonid_Petrov

    The top photo features Ashen (Mikhail) and ‘The Schoolgirl’s Diary’ leading actress (Pak Mi-hyang).
    LP

  • Anonymous

    The top photo features Ashen (Mikhail) and ‘The Schoolgirl’s Diary’ leading actress (Pak Mi-hyang).
    LP

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  • http://twitter.com/Caaaal Callum

    I wonder how u can study at uni in NK. I’d like to know.