April 16, 2024
Analysis

Minorities in North Korea, part 2: Russian-Koreans

Status of Russian-Koreans changed as DPRK-USSR relations fluctuated

Ethnic minorites are very rare in North Korea, which prides itself on its homogeneity. However, some ethnic in the DPRK are set apart, due to their time (or their ancestors’ time) spent in foreign countries before moving back.

This is part two in Prof. Andrei Lankov’s three-part series on these communities. For part one, on Japanese-Koreans in the DPRK, click here. 

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