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July 15, 2024
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North Korean TV to air Russian film for Putin visit despite ban on foreign media

Authorities make rare exception to rules to broadcast WWII drama on KCTV as part of Russia-centered programming block

North Korean state-run television will air a recent Russian film about World War II on Tuesday as part of special programming to mark Vladimir Putin’s state visit, making a rare exception to stringent laws that ban citizens from consuming foreign media. 

Korean Central Television (KCTV) announced it would air a program called "The Russian People Treasuring Cultural Heritage" around 10 a.m., "Performances by Russian Artists" at 4 p.m., and a 2020 war film called “Podolskie Kursanty,” or “The Last Frontier,” after the evening bulletin.

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