May 22, 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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Hundreds of North Koreans enter Russia in first quarter amid burgeoning ties

Hundreds of North Koreans enter Russia in first quarter amid burgeoning ties

Data reveals new quarterly high since pre-pandemic times, while number of Russians entering DPRK also surged

Hundreds of North Koreans enter Russia in first quarter amid burgeoning ties
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin May 9, 2024
Russia exports 2K tons of flour and corn to North Korea amid signs of shortages

Russia exports 2K tons of flour and corn to North Korea amid signs of shortages

Shipments come as two sides ramp up agricultural cooperation but are unlikely to alleviate food insecurity, expert says

Russia exports 2K tons of flour and corn to North Korea amid signs of shortages
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin May 7, 2024
North Korea tears down buildings at Kim Jong Un’s winter palace complex
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North Korea tears down buildings at Kim Jong Un’s winter palace complex

Expert said says ‘unusual’ move may be part of plans to transfer ignored residence to the military

North Korea tears down buildings at Kim Jong Un’s winter palace complex
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin May 6, 2024
North Korean tanker docks in Russia as US accuses Moscow of breaching oil cap
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North Korean tanker docks in Russia as US accuses Moscow of breaching oil cap

Expert says Russia should have impounded sanctioned A Sa Bong given history of illegal ship-to-ship transfers

North Korean tanker docks in Russia as US accuses Moscow of breaching oil cap
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin May 3, 2024
Why North Korea has embraced sustainable development – Ep. 340
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Why North Korea has embraced sustainable development – Ep. 340

Sojin Lim discusses the DPRK’s compliance with some international standards and disregard for others

Why North Korea has embraced sustainable development – Ep. 340
UN sanctions monitors conclude North Korean ballistic missile struck Ukraine

UN sanctions monitors conclude North Korean ballistic missile struck Ukraine

Three members of Panel of Experts share findings on Jan. 2 attack after visiting Ukraine to inspect debris

UN sanctions monitors conclude North Korean ballistic missile struck Ukraine
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin May 1, 2024
Russia to gift eagles, snakes and other animals to North Korea’s biggest zoo

Russia to gift eagles, snakes and other animals to North Korea’s biggest zoo

Expert says vow to send over 40 animals to Pyongyang Zoo reflects Moscow’s desire to expand ties beyond geopolitics

Russia to gift eagles, snakes and other animals to North Korea’s biggest zoo
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin April 29, 2024
Chinese shipyard hosts cargo vessel linked to North Korea-Russia arms trade

Chinese shipyard hosts cargo vessel linked to North Korea-Russia arms trade

Expert says shipyard likely violated sanctions and could face punitive actions after Russian ship Angara moored there

Chinese shipyard hosts cargo vessel linked to North Korea-Russia arms trade
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin April 26, 2024
North Korean agricultural and forestry delegations to visit Russia

North Korean agricultural and forestry delegations to visit Russia

Expert describes uptick in contact between two sides as Moscow’s bid to repay Pyongyang for weapons supplies

North Korean agricultural and forestry delegations to visit Russia
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin April 22, 2024
North Korea-China wig and hair trade grows to new lengths in March
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North Korea-China wig and hair trade grows to new lengths in March

Data shows the DPRK appears to have resumed sanctioned trade with China with import of cameras and computers

North Korea-China wig and hair trade grows to new lengths in March
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin April 22, 2024
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