June 02, 2020

After months of speculation, will Kim Jong Un finally visit Russia?
Talk of a pending summit must be read in the context of a two-decade long effort to rebuild ties

Shrouded in uncertainty for almost a year, it seems that Kim Jong Un may be finally taking steps to formally accept an invitation from the Kremlin to visit Russia.

Toward the end of Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov's visit to Pyongyang in May last year, Kim Jong Un met with Russia's top diplomat, who extended an invitation to Kim directly from Vladimir Putin.