April 09, 2020

A North Korean “opening up”? The 1989 World Festival – NKNews Podcast Ep.75
Andrei Lankov discusses the DPRK's response to the 1988 Olympics in Seoul
This episode is part one of a special summer miniseries on the 13th World Festival of Youth and Students. You can listen to part two here. The 13th World Festival of Youth and Students was held in the North Korean capital almost thirty years ago next month. A global gathering of international Communist Party-affiliated youth organizations, it represented something of a last hurrah for a