April 21, 2021

Russian man exits North Korea on hand-pushed trolley, calls it ‘big adventure’

Diplomat refuted “negative comments” about how N. Korea treated his peers after eight Russians left the DPRK last week

Last week, a group of Russian diplomats and their families made international headlines as they left North Korea via a hand-pushed rail trolley — a journey that some media described as “grueling” or a possible sign of poor DPRK-Russia relations.

Now, one Russian diplomat who took that North Korean trolley is reportedly pushing back against criticism of the DPRK, calling the trip a “big adventure" and an "epic journey for the kids” on board.