May 27, 2024

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Anton Sokolin

Anton Sokolin is the data correspondent at NK News. He previously worked at Reuters, TASS and the Korea Trade Promotion Corporation (KOTRA).

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Tour company in talks to send Russian children to summer camp in North Korea

Tour company in talks to send Russian children to summer camp in North Korea

Trip to Songdowon on east coast could take place as early as July, in what would be first since before pandemic

Tour company in talks to send Russian children to summer camp in North Korea
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin May 24, 2024
Russian travel company cancels kids tour to North Korea, citing low demand

Russian travel company cancels kids tour to North Korea, citing low demand

Rare DPRK tour marketed toward families was supposed to visit kid-friendly attractions to coincide with Children’s Day

Russian travel company cancels kids tour to North Korea, citing low demand
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin | Joe Smith May 23, 2024
Why even faulty North Korean weapons won’t derail military ties with Russia
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Why even faulty North Korean weapons won’t derail military ties with Russia

Experts say both sides have too much to gain to jeopardize relationship that is ‘stronger than anyone suspected’

Why even faulty North Korean weapons won’t derail military ties with Russia
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin May 20, 2024
Kim Yo Jong denies North Korea is selling arms to Russia

Kim Yo Jong denies North Korea is selling arms to Russia

Expert dismisses Kim’s claim that advances in weapons production are just for national defense as ‘ridiculous excuse’

Kim Yo Jong denies North Korea is selling arms to Russia
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin May 17, 2024
North Korea displays Marx and Lenin portraits for first time in over decade

North Korea displays Marx and Lenin portraits for first time in over decade

Portraits visible during Kim Jong Un’s visit to new cadre school appear to underscore renewed emphasis on communism

North Korea displays Marx and Lenin portraits for first time in over decade
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin May 16, 2024
Kim Jong Un attends completion ceremony of high-rise street project in capital

Kim Jong Un attends completion ceremony of high-rise street project in capital

Kim’s daughter joined to mark opening of Jonwi Street project which was built by North Korean youths in under 15 months

Kim Jong Un attends completion ceremony of high-rise street project in capital
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin May 15, 2024
Kim Jong Un lauds tactical weapon ‘breakthrough’ to aid war preparations

Kim Jong Un lauds tactical weapon ‘breakthrough’ to aid war preparations

New missile system is the latest progress in DPRK military production scheme set to conclude by year’s end

Kim Jong Un lauds tactical weapon ‘breakthrough’ to aid war preparations
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin May 15, 2024
Russia freighter returns to North Korean port amid new allegations of arms trade
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Russia freighter returns to North Korean port amid new allegations of arms trade

Lady R’s first known visit to Rason in month follows reports DPRK is sending decades-old weapons for use against Ukraine

Russia freighter returns to North Korean port amid new allegations of arms trade
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin May 14, 2024
North Korean science delegation visits Moscow amid concerns of tech cooperation

North Korean science delegation visits Moscow amid concerns of tech cooperation

DPRK officials to join talks and tour Russia’s Silicon Valley, as two sides also discuss resuming passenger rail service

North Korean science delegation visits Moscow amid concerns of tech cooperation
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin May 14, 2024
Rifle in hand, Kim Jong Un calls for more powerful North Korean weapons

Rifle in hand, Kim Jong Un calls for more powerful North Korean weapons

Leader fires sniper rifle, drives mobile rocket launcher in military inspection possibly targeting arms exports

Rifle in hand, Kim Jong Un calls for more powerful North Korean weapons
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin May 13, 2024
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