October 16, 2019
Meet the man who saved Kim Il Sung’s life
Meet Yakov Novichenko, the only foreigner with a personality cult in North Korea
On March 1, 1946, a mass rally was held in Pyongyang, with Kim Il Sung present. During the rally, a member of a South Korean government-backed terrorist group – known as the White Shirt Society – tossed a grenade onto the stage near several Soviet and North Korean officials and the Great Leader himself.Soviet officer Yakov Novichenko quickly jumped on the grenade and saved Kim Il Sung’s