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Russian Railways interested in revamping North Korean rail
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Russian Railways interested in revamping North Korean rail

Rail network modernization faces challenges, namely lack of clarity from Pyongyang

Russian Railways interested in revamping North Korean rail
Christopher Rivituso March 2, 2015
Songbun and the five castes of North Korea

Songbun and the five castes of North Korea

Source indicates that social classification system has more classes – and criteria – than previously thought

Songbun and the five castes of North Korea
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy February 26, 2015
Consumer goods among top North Korean imports
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Consumer goods among top North Korean imports

Electronics including TVs, cell phones and laptops big imports from China in 2014

Consumer goods among top North Korean imports
NK News
NK News February 23, 2015
N. Korean oil tankers around Russia go quiet in early 2015
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N. Korean oil tankers around Russia go quiet in early 2015

Chinese tankers seem more active over the last four weeks

N. Korean oil tankers around Russia go quiet in early 2015
NK News
NK News February 16, 2015
Russia interested in developing N. Korean roads, water, electricity
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Russia interested in developing N. Korean roads, water, electricity

North Korea will exchange resources for 20 years of Russian infrastructure improvements

Russia interested in developing N. Korean roads, water, electricity
NK News
NK News February 12, 2015
No Chinese crude to North Korea in 2014
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No Chinese crude to North Korea in 2014

However experts are skeptical about the accuracy of the trade figures

No Chinese crude to North Korea in 2014
NK News
NK News January 29, 2015
The ill-fated Sinuiju special region

The ill-fated Sinuiju special region

Proposed special autonomous region would have brought a little bit of Macau onto North Korean soil

The ill-fated Sinuiju special region
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy January 27, 2015
Younger N. Koreans increasingly sharing pictures, video between cellphones

Younger N. Koreans increasingly sharing pictures, video between cellphones

Report says video and images, often influenced by S. Korean and Japanese culture, increasingly shared among younger generations

Younger N. Koreans increasingly sharing pictures, video between cellphones
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll January 26, 2015
Russia tops oil exports to N.Korea in UN Comtrade data
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Russia tops oil exports to N.Korea in UN Comtrade data

China numbers not included, but figures appear much lower than total capacity of North Korean tankers in the region

Russia tops oil exports to N.Korea in UN Comtrade data
NK News
NK News January 23, 2015
Remembering when money talked, five years on

Remembering when money talked, five years on

Fifth anniversary of currency debacle serves as reminder of market's power

Remembering when money talked, five years on
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov January 21, 2015