Russian builders send gifts to North Korean leader

Russian builders send gifts to North Korean leader
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Last week, heads of two Russian construction companies sent gifts to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in connection with the upcoming celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the DPRK, NK News reported on Thursday.

Among the Russian entrepreneurs who sent their gifts to Kim Jong Un, there are directors of the companies CK Dalpitserstroi, Ilgar, as well as the head of the Russian Group of Solidarity with the DPRK.

It is noteworthy that CK Dalpitserstroi is a large construction company in St. Petersburg, which is actively involving North Korean workers in its construction projects, in particular, when building a stadium in St. Petersburg for the 2018 World Cup, NK News says.

The fact that the company hired workers from the DPRK to build the Zenit Arena stadium was reported in 2017 by the Norwegian Josimar. The author of the article claimed that in the summer of 2016 at least 60 North Korean workers were sent to the facility’s construction site. In addition, the investigation asserts that North Korean workers constituted “a significant part of the labor force” exploited in building a residential compound located in the suburbs of the city.