North Korea to send its nominal head of state, not absolute leader Kim, to Russia this month

May 4, 2015 6:04 AM

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SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea's nominal head of state, not its absolute leader Kim Jong Un, is to visit Russia this month to attend celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the Soviet Union's victory over Nazi Germany.

Pyongyang's state media said Monday that Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly, will travel to Russia to take part in the ceremony.

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