“Shortly after Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014, Putin wrote off most of North Korea’s $11 billion debt to Russia.” Brian Whitmore, RFERL
The expanding Russian Empire reached Korea’s border in 1860 and “Korea’s ice-free ports fronting the Sea of Japan were especially coveted by the Russians“. From its creation, after World War II, North Korea was a client state of Russia-USSR and apparently is currently a client state of Russia. https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2017/08/23/korean-history-shaped-by-three-powers-china-japan-and-russia/
Trump and Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov BFF? The rabbit is VP Pence’s.
Besides the new ferry route, discussed below, Russia and North Korea share a border https://en.wikipedia.org/api/rest_v1/page/pdf/North_Korea–Russia_border
From RFERL: https://www.rferl.org/a/the-morning-vertical-august-14-2017/28675595.html
“The Morning Vertical, August 14, 2017
August 14, 2017 10:06 GMT Brian Whitmore
ON MY MIND
Last week, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced a proposal to reduce tensions with North Korea.
Under what Lavrov billed as a Chinese-Russian proposal…
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