Portraits of Marx and Lenin Removed from Kim Il-Sung Square in Pyongyang

The once dominant portraits of Marx and Lenin that were featured alongside a portrait of Eternal President Kim Il-Sung in Kim Il-sung Square (김일성광장) were removed in October 2012 and have not been replaced.   The pictures feature prominently in North Korean military parades and were visible ties to its Soviet-satellite past.   North Korea […]

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Kim Jong-il on Display at the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun in Pyongyang, North Korea

In line with a communist tradition established after the death of Vladimir Lenin, founder of the Soviet Union and influential Marxist philosopher, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea will place Dear Leader Kim Jong-il’s embalmed figure on display alongside that of his father, Eternal President Kim Il-sung.   It is unknown if the Kumsusan Palace […]

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