October 05, 2022

Kim Jong Un heads to Russia: why now, and what to expect?

Experts weigh in on prospects for the first DPRK-Russia summit in almost eight years

Following months of speculation, the Kremlin on Thursday confirmed that Kim Jong Un will travel to Russia later in the month for a summit with President Vladimir Putin.

The planned meeting will take place almost a year after Russia first extended an invitation to Kim Jong Un to visit Russia, and comes at a noteworthy time: with U.S.-DPRK diplomacy currently at an impasse, it's likely the two leaders will have plenty to discuss.