The unusual Orthodox church set to star in Putin’s state visit to North Korea | NK News
July 15, 2024
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The unusual Orthodox church set to star in Putin’s state visit to North Korea

Church of the Life-giving Trinity is a symbol of Russia-DPRK friendship and could receive rare visit from Kim Jong Un

North Korea is pulling out all the stops for Vladimir Putin’s first visit to the country in decades, hanging Russian and DPRK flags around the capital and planning one of its trademark celebratory events in Kim Il Sung Square.

But the itinerary for the Russian leader’s state visit is also set to feature a stop at an unusual symbol of the two countries’ enduring friendship — the sole Orthodox church in the atheistic state.

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