February 29, 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).

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

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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

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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

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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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News

Over 1,000 North Koreans visited Russia in 2023 marking five-fold increase

Similar number of Russians entered North Korea, data shows, however figures remain well below pre-pandemic level

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News

Yoon’s comments on North Korea trigger back and forth between Seoul and Moscow

South Korea slams Russian support for Pyongyang while Kremlin cries foul over ROK-US cooperation

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News

North Korea imported over 100,000 barrels of petroleum from Russia last year

UN data shows huge uptick in Russia’s exports of refined petroleum, though volume still lags behind pre-pandemic levels

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News

Russia’s new ambassador to ROK denies any weapons trade with North Korea

Georgy Zinoviev also warned Seoul not to supply weapons to Kyiv if it wants to maintain ties with Moscow

Anton SokolinAnton SokolinJanuary 29, 2024
News

North Korea fires several cruise missiles on east coast: ROK military

Launch comes days after DPRK reportedly test-fired a nuclear-capable cruise missile

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