February 18, 2020

Like father, like son: a train journey across Siberia with Kim Jong Il
Former Russian diplomat Georgy Toloraya remembers the late leader's long-distance rail travel
Kim Jong Il, unlike his son, suffered from aerophobia and flew only in a rare occasions and for short trips, preferring trains (he even died in one).He may have picked up the habit from his father, Kim Il Sung, who regarding traveling by train as a privilege reserved for the highest-echelon leaders of communist countries.In fact, North Korea, with its short distances, does not have the