February 21, 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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Chinese man in Australia faces extradition to US over North Korea smuggling

Chinese man in Australia faces extradition to US over North Korea smuggling

Australian police arrested Jin Guanghua at US request for alleged role in raising cash for DPRK through tobacco sales

Chinese man in Australia faces extradition to US over North Korea smuggling
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin February 20, 2024
North Korean vessel with shady past spotted loitering in Russian waters
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North Korean vessel with shady past spotted loitering in Russian waters

Data shows Kum Ya never made scheduled port call with expert suggesting unusual movement points to ship-to-ship transfer

North Korean vessel with shady past spotted loitering in Russian waters
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin February 16, 2024
North Korea shows off Russian robot designed to help educators

North Korea shows off Russian robot designed to help educators

Company behind device told NK News DPRK may have acquired it via secondary market as expert voices sanctions concerns

North Korea shows off Russian robot designed to help educators
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin | Shreyas Reddy February 14, 2024
Russia eyeing new rail, ferry and car routes to North Korea: Ambassador

Russia eyeing new rail, ferry and car routes to North Korea: Ambassador

Alexander Matsegora’s remarks come as first group of Russian tourists to visit DPRK in years returns home

Russia eyeing new rail, ferry and car routes to North Korea: Ambassador
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin February 12, 2024
Russian tourists depart for North Korea as part of first tour since pandemic

Russian tourists depart for North Korea as part of first tour since pandemic

Tour manager told NK News that 97 Russian nationals boarded flight from Vladivostok for trip to Pyongyang and ski resort

Russian tourists depart for North Korea as part of first tour since pandemic
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin February 9, 2024
Burgers and booze: A Russian man recalls his time at North Korean summer camp

Burgers and booze: A Russian man recalls his time at North Korean summer camp

With Russian tourists set to embark to DPRK, Yuri Frolov recalls his visits to Pyongyang and Songdowon camp as a teen

Burgers and booze: A Russian man recalls his time at North Korean summer camp
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin February 8, 2024
Kim Jong Un inspects foodstuff factories linked to new development drive

Kim Jong Un inspects foodstuff factories linked to new development drive

Kimha county facilities apparently offer glimpse of modernization efforts leader said he wants throughout North Korea

Kim Jong Un inspects foodstuff factories linked to new development drive
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin February 8, 2024
North Korea formally abolishes law on cooperation with the South

North Korea formally abolishes law on cooperation with the South

Kim Jong Un previously ordered all party and military organs drop goal of peaceful unification

North Korea formally abolishes law on cooperation with the South
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin February 8, 2024
North Korea’s crops saw on-year improvement in 2023, satellite data shows
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North Korea’s crops saw on-year improvement in 2023, satellite data shows

Analysis is in line with DPRK leader Kim Jong Un’s claim that the country overcame food shortages last year

North Korea’s crops saw on-year improvement in 2023, satellite data shows
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin | Shreyas Reddy February 7, 2024
Russian envoy to DPRK predicts ‘breakthrough’ in two sides’ relations in 2024

Russian envoy to DPRK predicts ‘breakthrough’ in two sides’ relations in 2024

Alexander Matsegora told Russian state media Kim Jong Un and Vladimir Putin will sign agreement on mutual trips

Russian envoy to DPRK predicts ‘breakthrough’ in two sides’ relations in 2024
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin February 7, 2024
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