December 06, 2023

North Korean student goes missing in Russian Far East in possible defection

NGO confirms police are searching for DPRK citizen, the third to disappear in region in last month

A North Korean student attending a college in the Russia Far East has gone missing this month, according to a Russian nongovernmental organization, in a possible defection attempt following the disappearance of two other DPRK citizens in June.

Twenty-five-year-old Kim Tae Sung disappeared on July 8 in the Russian city of Khabarovsk, according to a poster spread on Russian social media by Liga Spas, an organization that helps locate missing persons.