Maria Sharapova removed from Women's Tennis RankingsSport October 24, 11:17
Unmanned Federation spacecraft to be launched from Vostochny spaceport in 2021Science & Space October 24, 10:42
Developer shows first image of Russia's new Sarmat ballistic missileMilitary & Defense October 24, 10:15
Moody's revises outlook on Russia's banking system to ‘stable’Business & Economy October 24, 10:00
Russia and Belarus held joint airborne drills in BrestMilitary & Defense October 24, 8:16
District head: all people on board crashed helicopter in Transbaikal deadSociety & Culture October 24, 8:16
Kremlin ex-chief: Russia is ready to open new page in relations with US after electionsRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 24, 4:10
Russian inspectors to hold observation flight over TurkeyRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 24, 2:30
Steinmeier: Further anti-Russian sanctions may hamper talksWorld October 23, 23:31
PYONGYANG, October 7. /TASS/. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un did not attend a session on Tuesday marking the 17th anniversary of his father Kim Jong Il’s election as Secretary General of the Workers’ Party of Korea.
The meeting was attended by high-ranking state, party and military leaders, including the chairman of the Supreme People’s Assembly (parliament) Kim Yong Nam and Prime Minister Pak Pong Ju.
Addressing the meeting, the secretary of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea, Kim Ki Nam, called for “demonstrating the power of Korea, of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il and building a strong country and paradise for the people under the leadership of Kim Jong Un”.
A documentary about the North Korean leader, shown recently on central television, said the DPRK was successfully advancing on the road of socialism and prosperity “owing to painstaking efforts of the marshal, who continues lighting the path for the people like a flame despite suffering from discomfort.”
The footage showed the limping North Korean leader as well as a report about a parliamentary session not attended by Kim Jong Un.
The Korean Central News agency reported, however, that the leader had issued several instructions.
Kim Il Sung was the North Korean leader from its establishment in 1948 until his death in 1994. He was succeeded by his son Kim Il Sung, who led the country from 1994 to 2011 and was referred to as “Supreme Leader.”