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June 17, 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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Pro-North Korea friendship groups to gather in Pyongyang for first time in years

Pro-North Korea friendship groups to gather in Pyongyang for first time in years

Delegates from UK, Russia, Hungary and Brazil among those expected to join Kim Il Sung birthday celebrations in April

Pro-North Korea friendship groups to gather in Pyongyang for first time in years
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin March 29, 2024
Russian spy chief visits North Korea, holds talks with head of secret police

Russian spy chief visits North Korea, holds talks with head of secret police

Two sides reportedly discussed countering espionage during trip, which expert calls sign of preparations for Putin visit

Russian spy chief visits North Korea, holds talks with head of secret police
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin March 28, 2024
US, ROK launch new task force to counter North Korean oil smuggling

US, ROK launch new task force to counter North Korean oil smuggling

Allies seek to crack down on sanctions evasion supporting DPRK nuclear program amid dysfunction in UN sanctions regime

US, ROK launch new task force to counter North Korean oil smuggling
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin March 27, 2024
Wagner Group helped smuggle North Korean weapons to Russia: Report

Wagner Group helped smuggle North Korean weapons to Russia: Report

Russians conspired with DPRK officials in Syria to orchestrate arms transfers, member state tells UN Panel of Experts

Wagner Group helped smuggle North Korean weapons to Russia: Report
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin March 26, 2024
North Korea breached oil import cap, smuggling up to 1.5M barrels: Report

North Korea breached oil import cap, smuggling up to 1.5M barrels: Report

55 countries tell UN that DPRK illegally imported oil at least 87 times last year, while China and Russia dispute claims

North Korea breached oil import cap, smuggling up to 1.5M barrels: Report
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin March 22, 2024
Second Russian travel agency joins rush to take tourists to North Korea

Second Russian travel agency joins rush to take tourists to North Korea

Plans for trips in early June come as DPRK pushes to boost tourism from Russia, while shutting out other countries

Second Russian travel agency joins rush to take tourists to North Korea
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin March 21, 2024
North Korean wig exports hold strong despite overall decline in trade with China
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North Korean wig exports hold strong despite overall decline in trade with China

Expert says slump in bilateral exchange in first two months of 2024 likely due to downturn in Chinese economy

North Korean wig exports hold strong despite overall decline in trade with China
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin March 20, 2024
How North Korea can exploit Russian puppet states to operate in the shadows
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How North Korea can exploit Russian puppet states to operate in the shadows

Breakaway Georgian republics provide haven for sanctions evasion schemes as DPRK bolsters ties with Moscow, experts say

How North Korea can exploit Russian puppet states to operate in the shadows
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin March 19, 2024
North Korea’s trade with China slumps in first two months on fall in imports

North Korea’s trade with China slumps in first two months on fall in imports

Overall trade falls from $257M in December to just $120M in February, but DPRK’s exports more than double on year

North Korea’s trade with China slumps in first two months on fall in imports
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin March 19, 2024
Russian officials, ballet dancers visit North Korea to promote cultural ties

Russian officials, ballet dancers visit North Korea to promote cultural ties

Delegations from Far East and culture ministry mark latest push to expand cooperation beyond arms sales for Ukraine war

Russian officials, ballet dancers visit North Korea to promote cultural ties
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin March 19, 2024
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