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Lucy Alexander to go ka Russian Far East Development Minister attended the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. After attending in an interview with Tass he has expressed an opinion about economic cooperation with Chosun (North Korea).
North-Russia trade and economic, scientific and technological cooperation gotta Intergovernmental Conference 2015 said that expectations are well operations increased volume of trade with North Korea:
"Last year the two Koreas trade transaction volume compared with 2014 was increased to increase 15% $ 2.7 billion. Russia trade volume between North Korea is not that level yet. It is our challenge is one that magnifies the volume up to $ 1 billion."
Minister Najin-made comment on Hassan railway project successful business: "2015 railway industry to begin to be used during the 2015 year of 1.5 million tons cargo was transportation last year, the North Road part pushed the situation to the fall of the Flood Damage occurred but, gotta recovery in record time by the efforts of North Koreans have been normal operation ".

Due the involvement of the US in South Korea and their vast coverage and control of the Medias in South Korea like Radio Free Asia are spreading and creating hostilities between both Korean countries to prevent unity and seek for union and independance of anglo-saxon occupation and influence of the nation and region.

I've seen a disturbing amount of hatred towards North Korea with an almost trend and demonization to all cost without questioning how ridiculous some of those claims are. The majority of such hatefilled and dispicable news come from South Korea which today for non asians and non korean people can be directly compared with Ukraine with its blatant idiotic claims and news reporting against Russia of invasion, using nukes against ukraine, using armata tanks, the nonsense amount of reports of russian "terrorists" all ordered and paid by putin himself to harm sovereignity of ukraine etc pp. South Korea matches Ukraine in ridiculouse news and the hatefilled propaganda against their own nation and people under the directive of the US and harming own national interests aswell security.

Among such ridiculous news about North Korea, how evil, totalitarian, bad place to live and how evil Kim yong Un is you can find constantly retarded propaganda of Kim Yong Un alledgey ordering deaths by artillery, death squads or Anti aircraft guns and ridiculous alike for sleeping officers or his wife which all turned out days after on camera to be well and alive.

Western DPRK Propaganda: The Worst, Occasionally Hilarious, and Often Racist, Lies
Famous Singer executed by firing squad!

Either the DPRK has discovered the long-lost art of necromancy (and the United States is in for a bone-shattering surprise when an undead Korean People’s Army comes rattling onto its shores), it has created an exceedingly advanced form of wax puppetry, or — forgive me for the plainly preposterous suggestion — the imperialist media gasp lies! So much for the bourgeois newspapers of South Korea — a country that is still officially at war with the DPRK — that eagerly grabbed into the story.

This isn’t even the first time something like this has happened. Kim Jong Un’s wife was widely said to be “purged”, but then shows up days later, alive and well.2
North Koreans forced to get Kim Jon Un-style haircuts!

Recent visitors to the country say they’ve seen no evidence of any mass haircutting. North Korea watchers smell another imaginative but uncorroborated rumour.

Washington, D.C.-based Radio Free Asia cited unnamed sources as saying an unwritten directive from somewhere within the ruling Workers’ Party went out early this month, causing consternation among students who didn’t think the new ‘do would suit them.

Radio Free Asia, ah yes, famously impartial federally-funded organisation established by an act of the U.S congress citing “unnamed” sources.

For an announcement this official apparently coming from the Workers’ Party itself, you would expect Rodong Sinmun, the Korean Central News Agency, or the Voice of Korea — all official government organs — to issue a statement on the matter. But, alas, not a peep.

Photos of suggested hairstyles posted outside women’s hair salons — the kind allow a customer to show her hairdresser what she wants — are regularly depicted by foreign media as showing the only sanctioned styles North Korean women can choose from.

Images that would garner nary a note before falling into obscurity if they were taken south of the border are sensationalised beyond belief as soon as the exceedingly lucrative “Location: The Axis of Evil” tag can be attributed to it.

Slow news day? Feeling creative? Why not engorge your hit counter, pockets, and the frothing-at-the-mouth jingoism of your readership, and concoct a fantastical tale of the Rogue State!
Football Squad Tortured for Loosing!

It’s Radio Free Asia again, folks! This time one of their anonymous sources said “they were subjected to a session of harsh ideological criticism […] in front of 400 people”4. This makes no sense though. Loosing a match of football isn’t an ideological matter. It sounds (and it is) like a bad parody of the popular consciousness regarding the DPRK.

The very same source then went on to contradict themselves just a couple sentences later, saying “how the players were reprimanded and what kind of punishment they received wasn’t known”.4

A second anonymous source in the article stated that “There are rumours that coach Kim Jung Hun has been expelled from the Workers’ Party, or that he has been sent to perform forced labor at a residential building construction site in Pyongyang, but such rumors are hard to verify”.4

Another variant of this rumour, this time an old one resurfacing again after first appearing in 1966, said that the punishment for loosing was in fact forced labour in a coal mine.5

Famously reliable Asian Football Confederation chief Mohamed Bin Hammam jumped on the rumour mill. Although he noted that when he met several DPRK team members “I haven’t seen anything with my eyes or heard anything with my ears”, he mentioned an “unconfirmed report” (read: baseless lie) that “these players have gone through torture or something like that”.6

FIFA decided to investigate the matter. Unsurprisingly they concluded that the reports were “baseless”, and that “training was as usual”. “With all of the information at hand, and having checked all of its sources, Fifa has decided to close the matter”.7 After loosing the North Korean football were rewarded, and seen enjoying, barbecues and massages.5

Yet another rumour flying around for the 2010 world cup was that the supporters of the DPRK were paid Chinese actors. For this one, there weren’t even any anonymous sources given.8
Football Team Won 2014 World Cup Final!

Amidst the football frenzy as the next world cup rolls around, the imperialist media conjures up another topical lie:9

Lack of information could make some people believe just about anything, even the most absurd of rumours. If further proof of that was needed, the latest example is a North Korean video assuring viewers that North Korea has secured a place in the World Cup final in Brazil after routing every one of its rivals. The sad fact is that the team actually failed even to qualify for the tournament. Nevertheless, foreign media somehow took it for granted that North Koreans could so easily be misled. Lots of authoritative news agencies and newspapers “swallowed” the hoax news and rushed to report that the North Korean government was fooling its people.

This lie was astoundingly shallow:9

To the attentive eye, the “hoax” carried a few obvious inconsistencies. First, North Korean television has broadcast all the key World Cup matches, which means that North Koreans definitely know which teams played each other and will sooner be watching the Germany-Argentina title match live on Sunday night, rather than waiting for the mythical North Korea-Portugal final.

Second, the presenter’s lips weren’t completely in sync with the apparent soundtrack, suggesting that the original speech was different.

Third, the voice-over bears a southern, rather than northern, accent and actually sounds a lot like a southerner trying to imitate a North Korean TV presenter.”

but it didn’t stop it being widely reported by The Mirror, The Metro, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and the Toronto Sun, to name just a few (some of them have since updated their articles). As of the time of writing the original video has 6.7 million hits. Taking into account the hits on the various articles around the web would add millions more.

Surely one could be forgiven for thinking that when the Washington Post’s Chico Harlan (February 17) described the conclusions reached by the UN Human Rights Commission’s investigation into North Korea that he was really describing his own country, the United States. Harlan wrote, “The report makes for devastating reading, laying out the way North Korea conducts surveillance on its citizens (see Edward Snowden’s revelations about the NSA’s spying on US citizens…and everyone else), bans them from travel (anyone up for a visit to Cuba?), discriminates against them based on supposed ideological impurities (has the United States ever been kind to Marxist-Leninists?), tortures them (water boarding and Abu Ghraib) and sometimes banishes them to isolated prison camps, where they are held incommunicado” (recently Guantanamo and other CIA torture camps around the world to which opponents of the US regime have been rendered, more distantly, the incarceration of German-, Italian- and Japanese-Americans during WWII.)

The report recommends that North Korea be referred to the International Criminal Court at The Hague, but if the charges against North Korea are true, then surely the case for referring the United States to the same court is at least as compelling. Add the United States’ record of extrajudicial assassination, its world-leading rate of incarceration, its illegal wars, and its support for the most vile human rights violators on the planet, among them Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Bahrain, and the case for referring US leaders to The Hague is overwhelming.

US torture in iraq
US torture in iraq
The UN report says that North Korea is committing human rights violations “without any parallel in the contemporary world,” a conclusion that could only be reached by wilful blindness to the human rights violations of the United States, its democracy-abominating allies in the Gulf, and its south Korean neo-colony. South Korea, whose affronts against human rights are passed over largely in silence by the Western media (and it seems by the UN Human Rights Commission too), conducts surveillance on its citizens, bans them from travel to North Korea, discriminates against them if they hold views sympathetic to North Korea, its official Juche ideology or Marxism-Leninism, and uses its highly repressive National Security Law to lock up and intimidate anyone who has a good word to say about North Korea.

The UN report can hardly be taken seriously. It is a transparent effort to discredit a government that has, for more than half a century, been in the cross-hairs of a US program of military intimidation, economic warfare, diplomatic isolation and ideological assault, targeted for regime change for rejecting participation in a US-superintended global capitalist order. More than that, by passing over regimes that do what North Korea is accused of doing, it sanitizes the behavior of the United States and its allies, buttressing the ideological fiction that anti-capitalist governments are uniquely human rights violators, while upholders of global capitalism are uniquely champions of human rights.

If a case is to be pressed to refer North Korea to the ICC, then referrals of the United States, Saudi Arabia, and South Korea to The Hague—to start—are long overdue. Until this oversight is rectified, it is impossible to regard the UN report—and the western media’s coverage of it—as anything but sops to the propaganda imperatives of US foreign policy.

By Stephen Gowans

DPR Korean Martial Arts | 조선 무도
Juche Kyuksul is a North Korean military art of self-defence techniques which teaches how one can defend himself or his comrades without being hurt; and at the same time, strike at the enemy with high speed and accuracy in order to annihilate the enemy completely. It is a similar art to martial arts such as Taekwon-Do and the likes, but the most important difference is that Juche Kyuksul is not for games. I discovered it among my curriculum at the Kim Il Sung Military University during my studies in 1995. Generally, the training has seriously enhanced my ability to carry out my work in my country”
I have been interested in this art ever since I saw a question about it on a martial arts forum a few years ago. Then, I couldn't find any other reference. Late in 2012, I caught up online with a friend of mine, who learned the art, to ask more:
Can you tell me briefly about your connection to the art?
“I am an Army Officer in my country. I went to Kim-il sung Military University to study Military Tactics, Juche Kyuksul and other specialities. I was there for 5 months in 1995.”
Most people know Taekwon-Do. Is Juche Kyuksul different to Taekwon-Do?
“Yes, Kyuksul is for the millitary training.”

The same as the Korean bodyguards train?
“Yes, I was a bodyguard to the fomer president of my country. I was trained by the Koreans.”
I must ask, Jumping over cars?
“Yes, of Course.”
Have you also learned some Taekwon-Do Self Defense?
“Yes, I know Taekwon-Do well, for self defence and protection.”
But, it is true that Taekwon-Do is not used for millitary purposes?
“You are very right. That's why I told you our's was Juche Kyuksul for total anahilation of the enemy. There are one thousand and one techniques in this art.”
Is Kyuksul is only in DPRK? How big/popular is this art?
“It's the name our masters in Korea told us; that being, it is not for games, but it is for self defence and total eradication of the enemy. So you can see how dangerous it can be - no jokimg around.
It is similar to Taekwon-Do, but without the sympathy."

(if you know) how many people practice Juche Kyuksul?
"It starts as a section of troops, then it graduates to platoon strength.
Everyone in the army learns it – it is part of the curriculum."
There are nearly 1000,000 active duty soldiers, and 7 million reserve women and men soldiers in the Korean army.
"I happened to trained with that sizable number too; very interesting."
How many intenrational people practice Juche Kyuksul?
I am aware of alliance countries such as Kenya, Nigeria, Libya, amongst others.
"Honestly, I can't be precise as to how many, but they are a large number."

Where exactly do you train in this art? is there a specific Dojang in the Kim Il Sung Military University?
"Yes, there's a gym and a field."

What are the Korean instructors like? (Is it anything like Taekwon-Do Instruction)

"They are more dedicated and aggressive."

I mean to say, do they wear a martial uniform and belt, (and yell loudly in Korean)?
"They do not wear a uniform all the time; most times they wear a half-uniform."

What did you do in your spare time?
"I went on excursions; I visited places like the Mangyondae Children's Palace and Mount Kumgangsan."

My friend only speaks well of Korea. He remembers his time fondly, and treasures the memories and friends made there. Naturally, no photos were allowed to be taken during training, however, we can catch a glimps into this once-in-a-lifetime experience through the leisure photos. Now, he is a dedicated soldier now pursing honourable efforts in his army alongside the United Nations with humanitarian aide in Africa. I wish to thank our comrade for his time and invaluable help in the writing of this interview, and I wish him all the best for the future.