The North Korean leader Kim Jong Un continues its tour of the Russian Far East. The North Korean dictator, who rarely leaves his territory, arrived in Russia on Tuesday on his famous “bunker” train and has already met with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, with whom he exchanged rifles.
This Saturday Kim was with the Russian Defense Minister, Sergei ShoiguIn the city of Vladivostok, both inspected a hypersonic missile system. They smiled as they watched some of the Russian army’s nuclear bombers before boarding a warship
Once again, a young man was seen in Kim’s immediate entourage, accompanying him with a notepad. The military uniform and medals stand out. The suit-clad North Korean appears to point out everything the controversial North Korean leader says. He is not your translator. It is your “prompter”.
The Dutch newspaper Telegraaf noticed the presence of this goalscorer. As was explained to him Remco Breukerspecializing in Korea at Leiden University, the transcription of Kim Kong Un’s words is a sign of respect.
“Everything the great leader says is so special in North Korea that it must be written downBreuker tells the Dutch newspaper. He also talks about how this is a kind of custom for North Koreans, a way to “show their loyalty” to Kim Jong Un.
The expert also emphasizes this Senior officials also take notes during the North Korean leader’s public speeches. Another sign of respect for the North Korean leader.
However, Breuker assures that this young man’s notes will not serve as official transcriptions of Kim’s speeches or words.
And in the hermit kingdom everything has its own course. “The notes are rewritten and edited, and this is how they are reported in the state media,” concludes Breuker.
Apparently, the North Korean leader was “deeply impressed” by the advances in Russian aviation and technology during his visit this Saturday.