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Anthony V. Rinna
Anthony V. Rinna is a Senior Editor with the Sino-NK research group. He's lived in South Korea since 2014.
Even in less eventful times, Russia tends to dislike being left out of the political dynamics of the North Korea crisis.
On May 30 the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a brief press release stating that foreign minister Sergei Lavrov would pay a visit to Pyongyang on May 31. The expected agenda for the summit included discussions over the most recent developments in Korea, as well as the overall state of DPRK-Russian bilateral relations.