October 01, 2023

Disappearance of two North Koreans sets off manhunt in Russian Far East

NGO says ‘search continues’ for woman and son who went missing on Sunday, though reports suggest they may seek to defect

Russian authorities are searching for a North Korean woman and her son who disappeared from the Far East city of Vladivostok earlier this week, NK News has confirmed, in what local media have reported as a possible defection attempt.

The nongovernmental organization PrimPoisk told NK News that “the search continues” for the two DPRK nationals, after previously announcing that they went missing on Sunday.