North Korean Leader Visiting Russia

Posted August 19th, 2011 at 11:50 pm (UTC-5)
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South Korean media are reporting that North Korean leader Kim Jong Il arrived in Russia Saturday.

YTN television said Saturday that Mr. Kim had arrived in the Russian Far East but gave no source for their information.

South Korea's Yonhap news agency quoted an unidentified government source as saying that Mr. Kim traveled by train to the area.

The Russian daily Izvestia quoted an official in the country's presidential office as saying the North Korean leader plans to meet with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev at a military facility in the city of Ulan-Ude in east Siberia next week.

Mr. Kim last visited Russia in 2002 when he met with then President Vladimir Putin in the eastern city of Vladivostok.