October 27, 2021

Russian Embassy confirms large group of Russians left North Korea last Friday

Photos show dozens of Russians leaving North Korea from Pyongyang railway station

The Russian Embassy in Pyongyang said Monday that a group of Russian nationals left North Korea by rail on Friday, confirming an NK News report from June that Moscow was planning to evacuate a large number of staff and family from the country.

It's thought to be the embassy’s biggest staff exit since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, multiple sources told NK News in June, and July 2-dated photos from the embassy's Facebook page appeared to confirm this.