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Dienstag, 30. April 2019

Ein Franzose auf den Spuren der DDR



Am 26. April 2019 strahlte der NDR im Nordmagazin einen schönen Beitrag, zum Buch des französischen Historikers Prof. Dr. Nicolas Offenstadt, aus. Jahrelang hat Nicolas Offenstadt verlassene Orte der DDR besucht. Die Geschichten, auf die er dabei stieß, waren Grundlage für sein Buch "Das verschwundene Land  - Auf den Spuren der DDR".  In seinem Buch (bisher nur in französischer Sprache) widmet er auch dem DDR-Kabinett-Bochum ein Kapitel. Prof. Dr. Nicolas Offenstadt doziert an der Universität Sorbonne II in Paris und war auch eine längere Zeit an der Europa-Universität Viadrina in Frankfurt/Oder tätig. Der Beitrag ist in der NDR-Mediathek verfügbar.


SMB sagt:  Ein goldener Beitrag wie aus Nadja Nordens Zeit ;-)

Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un Invited to Luncheon Hosted by Governor of Maritime Territory






Pyongyang, April 27 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and supreme commander of the armed forces of the DPRK, was invited to a luncheon hosted by Governor of Maritime Territory Oleg Kozhemyako on April 26.
Oleg Kozhemyako hosted the luncheon in honor of Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un at Lesnaya Zaimka Restaurant in Vladivostok, which Chairman Kim Jong Il visited during his visit to the Far Eastern Region of Russia in August 2002.
Also invited to the luncheon were senior officials of the Party and the government and working-level officials who were accompanying Kim Jong Un.
Present at the luncheon from the Russian side were Minister of Development of the Far East and Arctic Alexandr Kozlov, Vice Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov, Russian Ambassador to the DPRK Alexandr Matsegora, Mayor of Vladivostok Oleg Gumenyuk and other officials concerned.
Watching a tablet to honor Kim Jong Il displayed at the entrance to the restaurant, Kim Jong Un expressed deep thanks to friends in the Maritime Territory of fraternal Russia for treasuring and perpetuating the memories of Kim Jong Il.
He had a warm talk with the officials of the Maritime Territory, and had a significant photo taken with them against the backdrop of the restaurant.
Governor of Maritime Territory Oleg Kozhemyako and DPRK Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho made toasts at the luncheon.
They expressed their firm will to carry forward the DPRK-Russia friendly and cooperative relations with long history and tradition in the strategic estimation as required by the times and further consolidate and develop the invincible friendship and unity between the peoples of the two countries, true to the profound idea and guidance of the top leaders of the two countries. -0-
SMB sagt: Meine Auswahl aus 6 KZNA-Bilder (KCNA Pictures)

Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un Lays Wreath before Monument to Military Glory



Pyongyang, April 27 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and supreme commander of the armed forces of the DPRK, laid a wreath before the Monument to Military Glory of the Pacific Sea Fleet on April 26.

Lined up in front of the monument were the guards of honor of the three services and the military band of the armed forces of the Russian Federation.

Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un laid the wreath and paid a silent tribute before the monument.

Written on the ribbons of the wreath were letters "To the heroic soldiers fallen in the battle for the fatherland. Kim Jong Un".

At the end of the wreath-laying, the national anthem was played to be followed by the march-past of the guards of honor. -0-

SMB sagt: Meine Auswahl aus 4 KZNA-Bilder (KCNA Pictures)

Montag, 29. April 2019

President Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin Hosts Banquet in Welcome of Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un






Pyongyang, April 26 (KCNA) -- Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, president of the Russian Federation, hosted a grand banquet Thursday in welcome of Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un.
Present there on invitation were Kim Phyong Hae and O Su Yong, vice-chairmen of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, Ri Yong Ho, foreign minister, Army General Ri Yong Gil, chief of the General Staff of the Korean People's Army, Choe Son Hui, first vice foreign minister, and other officials accompanying Kim Jong Un and suite members.
Also present there on invitation were Kim Hyong Jun, DPRK ambassador to the Russian Federation, and Jo Sok Chol, DPRK consul general in Vladivostok, and members of the consulate general.
Present there from the Russian side were Sergei Lavrov, foreign minister, Yuri Trutnev, deputy prime minister and presidential envoy to the Far East Federal Region, Dmitri Peskov, deputy head of the Presidential Administration and president's press secretary, Yuri Ushakov, assistant to the president's foreign policy, Yevgeny Dietrich, minister of Transport, Alexandr Kozlov, minister of Development of the Far East and Arctic, Anatoli Yanovski, vice-minister of Energy, Oleg Belozerov, president of the Russian Railways Company, and Alexandr Matsegora, Russian ambassador to the DPRK, and officials concerned.
President Putin made a congratulatory speech.
Warmly welcoming Kim Jong Un and all other Korean friends visiting the Russian Federation once again, he remembered with deep emotion the history of friendship between the two countries and meaningful meetings between the preceding leaders.
Putin said that the situation around the Korean peninsula is becoming stable at the initiative of Kim Jong Un, and Russia supports the efforts of the DPRK leadership for the DPRK-U.S. dialogue and the improvement of the north-south relations.
Voicing Russia's willingness to continue mutual cooperation to defuse tension on the Korean peninsula and strengthen security in Northeast Asia as a whole, Putin expressed his conviction that the goal of ensuring lasting peace and stability and achieving prosperity on the peninsula and in the region will certainly be attained by the active involvement of the international community and all the countries concerned.
Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un made a reply speech.
He expressed heartfelt gratitude to Putin for kindly inviting him and according cordial hospitality in all sincerity.
Noting that the peoples of the two countries were firmly linked together with the feelings of comrades-in-arms in the joint struggle for the great anti-Japanese war in the last century, and the officers and men of the Red Army devoted their warm blood to the liberation of Korea, he said the Korean people do not forget the noble internationalist exploits of the sons and daughters of the Russian people who unsparingly laid down their precious lives for the sacred cause of the liberation of Korea and will always remember them in the future, too.
Noting that he had a frank and meaningful conversation with Putin on the issues of developing the DPRK-Russia friendly relations and ensuring peace and security on the Korean peninsula and in the region and international issues of mutual concern, he said it is the fixed stand and strategic policy of the government of the DPRK to steadily develop the DPRK-Russia friendship on a new high as required by the new century.
The Supreme Leader sincerely wished that Russia would certainly prosper as a powerful and dignified great country under the leadership of President Putin.
The banquet proceeded in an amicable atmosphere overflowing with the feelings of friendship.
There was an art performance prepared by Russian artistes in sincerity in welcome of the historic visit to Russia by Kim Jong Un.
Kim Jong Un and Putin presented a floral basket to the performers and expressed thanks.
Expressing deep gratitude to the Russian friends for their enthusiastic and warm hospitality once again, Kim Jong Un exchanged cordial farewell with Putin, promising a new meeting. -0-
SMB sagt: Meine Auswahl aus 16 KZNA-Bilder (KCNA Pictures)