Khabarovsk immortalizes memory of Kim Jong Il

The fraternal gratitude of neighbors in the Far East overtook Khabarovsk veterans twice. For the first time, half a century after the events of the 1950s, when Soviet soldiers fought on the side of the North in the Korean War, the echoes of which are still heard by both Koreas. Kim Jong Il visited the Khabarovsk Special Veterans House on August 17, 2001 and personally thanked his comrades for their help. The second time - after 18 years, when the last participant in those battles who lived here has already died. But memory, like gratitude, knows no time.

The opening ceremony of the memorial plaque commemorating the visit of Kim Jong Il was held according to all the canons inherent in such events. It is difficult to imagine a country whose citizens have greater reverence for their statehood than North Korea. This was once again convinced by the participants and guests of the ceremony.

The head of the Khabarovsk Chancellery of the DPRK Consulate General, Kim Jae-jeong, after hearing brief congratulations from regional officials, turned out to be much more verbose and verbal, as is customary at official events among North Koreans. [...]

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