State media review: North Koreans ‘pine for’ Kim Jong Un as he travels abroad
An in-depth analysis of reactions to leader’s Russia trip, founding holiday events, Chongryon supporters and more
North Korean state media reported this week that citizens miss Kim Jong Un after he left on a strenuous and “patriotic” trip to Russia, heaping praise on the leader’s “sacrifices” in a propaganda campaign to shore up support while he’s away.
DPRK outlets featured extensive coverage on celebrations for the national founding anniversary on Sept. 9, reporting on large-scale events and the activities of a visiting Chinese delegation and Russian military band.
State media covered celebratory events and letters of Chongryon, the pro-DPRK association of ethnic Koreans in Japan, in an effort to hold
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