Kim Jong Un begins return journey to North Korea after official visit to Russia's Far East

The North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has begun his journey home on his personal armoured train following an official visit to the Russian Far East, Russian state news agency TASS reported on Sunday.

Earlier in the day, Kim visited the Far Eastern Federal University, met with North Korean students, and was shown designs done by Russian military engineers. He then toured the Primorsky oceanarium and a factory in Vladivostok.

The North Korean dictator arrived in Russia on Tuesday, meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin for talks at the Vostochny Cosmodrome in the Amur region of Russia’s Far East the following day.

On Saturday, the Primorsky region governor Oleg Kozhemyako said that he and Kim would discuss a wide range of matters, including potentially starting exchange programmes for school children focused on health and recreation.

In the Primorsky region, Kim paid a visit to the regional capital Vladivostok’s Knevichi airfield, where he was met by Russian Defence Minister Sergey Shoigu. Kim was shown the Russian MiG-31I missile carrier with the Kinzhal hypersonic air-launched missile, a Tu-214 passenger plane, as well as the Russian frigate Marshal Shaposhnikov, with Kim getting “a close look at modern missile weapon control systems located at the ship’s central command centre”.

Kim and Russian Defence Minister Sergey Shoigu / Photo: Korean Central News Agency (KCNA)

Kim and Russian Defence Minister Sergey Shoigu / Photo: Korean Central News Agency (KCNA)

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