February 21, 2024

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Anton Sokolin

Anton Sokolin

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

News

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

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News

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

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News

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

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News

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

Anton SokolinAnton SokolinFebruary 12, 2024
News

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

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Interviews

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

Anton SokolinAnton SokolinFebruary 8, 2024
News

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

Anton SokolinAnton SokolinFebruary 8, 2024
News

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

Anton SokolinAnton SokolinFebruary 8, 2024
Analysis

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

Anton SokolinAnton Sokolin | Shreyas ReddyFebruary 7, 2024
News

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

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