Материалы: ‘Articles’

Konstantin Asmolov – Kim Il Sung’s Memoirs Published in South Korea: What Could it Mean?

On April 21, 2021, “With the Century” hit the bookstores in Seoul. This is Kim Il Sung’s memoirs, written at the end of his life, covering the period from 1912 to 1945 (before the liberation of Korea). They describe the childhood of the North Korean leader and his actions in resisting the Japanese colonial regime.  […]

Konstantin Asmolov. To What Extent does the Testimony given by DPRK Defectors Represent a Credible Source?

On February 21, 2021, South Korean media outlets reported that four North Korean defectors plan to sue Unification Minister Lee In-young for defamation over his recent remarks casting doubt over what defectors say about the North’s human rights situation. The matter is that on February 3, Lee said during a press conference with foreign media reporters […]

Konstantin Asmolov. Miracles of Sloppiness, or Another Ode to «Locked Borders»

On the morning of February 16, 2021, a “suspicious man” was detained near a military checkpoint on the eastern segment of the inter-Korean border. According to the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Armed Forces of Korea, the intruder was detected by a video surveillance camera. He was moving south near a military checkpoint located […]

Konstantin Asmolov – Relations between China and DPRK in Summer-Autumn 2020.

At a time when the confrontation between the United States and China is ongoing, and the nations on the Korean Peninsula are in the process of choosing whose side to take in the approaching conflict, DPRK’s stance appears to be more certain, as evidenced by its political and economic ties during the period in question. […]

Konstantin Asmolov – DPRK’s Digital Potential

North Korea is considered to be one of the poorest countries and many believe that it is behind the rest of the world in the IT sphere. But is this true? Mobile phone and computer penetration As of November 2019, there were 6 million mobile phones (on average costing $100-200) in use in the DPRK. […]

North Korea Is Recycling Mac Malware. That’s Not the Worst Part

Lazarus Group hackers have long plagued the internet—using at least one tool they picked up just by looking around online. FOR YEARS, NORTH Korea’s Lazarus Group hackers have plundered and pillaged the global internet, scamming and infecting digital devices around the world for espionage, profit, and sabotage. One of their weapons of choice: a so-called […]

Vladimir Beik — “We have united both states of Korea in the Khabarovsk territory»

On the 10th of June, 2019, Vladimir Nikolaevich Beik who is the President of the Association of Korean organizations of the Far East and Siberia (AKOFES) was invited to the program “Eastern gate “of the radio station” East of Russia”. Vladimir Nikolaevich brought the subject of the historical significance of the Korean Peninsula for Russia […]

Vladislav Kushnirenko – Chance meeting with the Korean delegation of historians

Communication with other teachers is extremely important for any teacher. It not only helps to get an emotional relief, but also provides an opportunity to look at the teaching activities from the other side. Such communication is more useful especially if we are talking about the colleagues from another country. It happened in August, when […]

The Development of DPRK’s Missile-Nuclear Complex and the US Reaction

Konstantin Asmolov There is no doubt that 2016 can be called the year of the North Korean rocket engineers: two nuclear tests and a large number of missile launches forced a number of experts (including the author) to abandon their sceptical opinion on the DPRK’s capabilities. However, it looks like 2017 will be rich in […]

The Launch of the Kvanmenson Rocket

Konstantin Asmolov So North Korea has launched its rocket, and it was neither a bluff nor an action it had previously offered to cancel in exchange for economic assistance or some other benefit for the country. The launch was recorded by an American military satellite, and the spent stages fell into the Pacific Ocean exactly […]