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).

News

Russian Far East eyes launch of passenger rail service to North Korea in 2024

Primorsky Krai wants to use trains for tourism, though experts say long journeys and low demand remain obstacles

Anton SokolinAnton SokolinJanuary 15, 2024
News

Russian media provides clearest evidence to date of North Korean arms in Ukraine

Expert says recent images from frontlines of Kremlin’s war are proof ‘beyond reasonable doubt’ of weapons transfers

Anton SokolinAnton SokolinJanuary 1, 2024
News

North Korea opens new hydroelectric dam in bid to solve ‘power problem’

Expert says plant could improve lives of locals, while location suggests it may also power ski resort

Anton SokolinAnton SokolinDecember 28, 2023
Analysis

3 parades, 44 missiles, 64 flights: Numbers tell the story of North Korea’s 2023

Data sheds light on the year’s biggest developments, from leader appearances and wig trade to delegation visits and more

Anton SokolinAnton SokolinDecember 27, 2023
News

Seoul blacklists North Korean spy chief, 7 others over hacking and arms trade

Designations mark South Korea’s 12th round of unilateral sanctions this year and come in response to latest ICBM launch

Anton SokolinAnton SokolinDecember 27, 2023
News

Singapore man wanted in US indicted for smuggling oil to North Korea

Kwek Kee Seng and accomplice face years in Singapore prison for allegedly facilitating shipments of gas oil in 2019

Anton SokolinAnton SokolinDecember 22, 2023
News

Russian region in Siberia seeks 2,000 North Koreans for construction projects

Novosibirsk Oblast official cites ongoing labor shortages and implies workers could be sent to Russia-occupied Ukraine

Anton SokolinAnton SokolinDecember 22, 2023
News

Hairy business: Wigs once again drive up North Korea-China trade in November

DPRK continues to import hair to make wigs, while purchasing millions in foodstuffs and selling raw materials

Anton SokolinAnton SokolinDecember 20, 2023
Analysis

North Korean diplomat’s China visit may pave way for Kim-Xi summit, experts say

First DPRK delegation in four years is sign allies will focus more on ties after being overshadowed by Russia

Anton SokolinAnton SokolinDecember 20, 2023
News

North Korea-China trade spikes to 4-year high as trucks and trains cross daily

Both imports and exports surge in November as DPRK slowly emerges from extended isolation during pandemic

Anton SokolinAnton SokolinDecember 18, 2023
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