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Russian officials, ballet dancers visit North Korea to promote cultural ties
News

Russian officials, ballet dancers visit North Korea to promote cultural ties

Delegations from Far East and culture ministry mark latest push to expand cooperation beyond arms sales for Ukraine war

Russian officials, ballet dancers visit North Korea to promote cultural ties
Anton SokolinAnton Sokolin March 19, 2024
North Korea in February 2024: A month in review and what’s ahead
Analysis

North Korea in February 2024: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from February 1, 2024 to February 29, 2024

North Korea in February 2024: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK ProNK Pro March 1, 2024
Chinese man in Australia faces extradition to US over North Korea smuggling
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

Chinese man in Australia faces extradition to US over North Korea smuggling
Anton SokolinAnton Sokolin February 20, 2024
Russia eyeing new rail, ferry and car routes to North Korea: Ambassador
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

Russia eyeing new rail, ferry and car routes to North Korea: Ambassador
Anton SokolinAnton Sokolin February 12, 2024
Russian tourists depart for North Korea as part of first tour since pandemic
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

Russian tourists depart for North Korea as part of first tour since pandemic
Anton SokolinAnton Sokolin February 9, 2024
Ask a North Korean: Does the DPRK have digital payment systems?
Ask A North Korean

Ask a North Korean: Does the DPRK have digital payment systems?

Services have cropped up for transferring money and making payments, but distrust in banks poses obstacles to their use

Ask a North Korean: Does the DPRK have digital payment systems?
Rose February 6, 2024
Kim Jong Un secretly visits new luxury mall in Pyongyang with China connections
News

Kim Jong Un secretly visits new luxury mall in Pyongyang with China connections

Amid ‘communism’ revival, North Korea signals elite class remains priority and driver of sanctions evasion efforts

Kim Jong Un secretly visits new luxury mall in Pyongyang with China connections
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko February 1, 2024
20×10=success? Why Kim Jong Un’s regional development plan may be too ambitious
Analysis

20×10=success? Why Kim Jong Un’s regional development plan may be too ambitious

North Korea seeks to build 200 factories over the next decade, but finding the resources will be easier said than done

20×10=success? Why Kim Jong Un’s regional development plan may be too ambitious
Peter WardPeter Ward January 31, 2024
North Korea imported over 100,000 barrels of petroleum from Russia last year
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

North Korea imported over 100,000 barrels of petroleum from Russia last year
Anton SokolinAnton Sokolin January 31, 2024
North Korean insurance companies release data pointing to growth in economy
Analysis

North Korean insurance companies release data pointing to growth in economy

Three of DPRK’s four smaller insurers showed significant growth, highlighting changes to regime’s taxation approach

North Korean insurance companies release data pointing to growth in economy
Martin WeiserMartin Weiser January 29, 2024
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