North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is set to visit Russia in his first trip abroad since taking power three years ago.
Russia has invited many world leaders to celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the Soviet Union’s victory over Nazi Germany, which will include a parade on Red Square. If Jong-un accepts, as seems increasingly likely, it will give the world an unprecedented look at a man who, while revered at the centre of an intense cult of personality at home, is one of the biggest mysteries in international politics.
Yuri Ushakov, Foreign Affairs Adviser to President Vladimir Putin of Russia, he said the Kremlin had received the “first signals from Pyongyang” that the North Korean leader is planning to attend the 9 May festivities, according to Dailymail.co.uk.
While North Korea has not officially commented on the invitation, South Korean media has quoted anonymous sources saying that Jong-un is likely to accept.