June 04, 2023

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Fyodor Tertitskiy

Fyodor Tertitskiy is a leading researcher at Seoul’s Kookmin University. He holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from Seoul National University and is the author of several books on North Korean history and military in English and Korean.

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Color brings Kim Il Sung-era pictures to life

Color brings Kim Il Sung-era pictures to life

Looking only at black-and-white photos can leave viewers with stale impression of history

Color brings Kim Il Sung-era pictures to life
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy February 20, 2015
Why Kim doesn’t love Hitler, and why this matters

Why Kim doesn’t love Hitler, and why this matters

Crude rumors to demonize Pyongyang will backfire, and will ultimately strengthen the regime

Why Kim doesn’t love Hitler, and why this matters
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy February 11, 2015
The hollow, vacant nature of Juche

The hollow, vacant nature of Juche

What does the philosophy attributed to Kim Il Sung teach? Who actually wrote it?

The hollow, vacant nature of Juche
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy February 2, 2015
The ill-fated Sinuiju special region

The ill-fated Sinuiju special region

Proposed special autonomous region would have brought a little bit of Macau onto North Korean soil

The ill-fated Sinuiju special region
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy January 27, 2015
Leader, Sun, Mentor, Guide: How North Korean leaders choose their titles

Leader, Sun, Mentor, Guide: How North Korean leaders choose their titles

Great care is taken to give North Korea’s supreme leadership a sufficiently exalted set of monikers

Leader, Sun, Mentor, Guide: How North Korean leaders choose their titles
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy January 19, 2015
North Korea’s passports, and how they use them

North Korea’s passports, and how they use them

Yes, the North has passports, and has them for more than one type of visit abroad

North Korea’s passports, and how they use them
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy December 29, 2014
The boundaries of identity on the NK-China border

The boundaries of identity on the NK-China border

Those benefitting most now would be most disenfranchised in the event of unification

The boundaries of identity on the NK-China border
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy December 26, 2014
The diminishing role of Soviet help in Pyongyang propaganda

The diminishing role of Soviet help in Pyongyang propaganda

North Korea once celebrated help in establishing its independence; now it barely acknowledges it

The diminishing role of Soviet help in Pyongyang propaganda
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy December 15, 2014
The party’s 10 principles, then and now

The party’s 10 principles, then and now

Evolution of party credo shows effort to elevate Kim Jong Il, the Worker’s Party

The party’s 10 principles, then and now
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy December 11, 2014
Being a minor party in the North

Being a minor party in the North

In a totalitarian regime, what do N. Korea’s other political blocs do?

Being a minor party in the North
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy November 26, 2014
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