Russian Order Awarded to Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Suk

   Moscow, August 10 (KCNA) -- The "Contribution to Victory" Organizing Committee of the International Commemoration Movement of Russia awarded social order "Contribution to Victory" to President Kim Il Sung and anti-Japanese war hero Kim Jong Suk. An awarding ceremony was held at the DPRK embassy in Moscow on Aug. 9.
    Present at the ceremony were the vice-director of the Bureau for International Relations of the Federal Council of Russia, the vice-chairman of the Office for Foreign Relations of the Russian Orthodox Church, the adviser to the president of the Russian Union of Entrepreneurs and Managers and public figures and mediapersons.
    A speech was made by Marina Maximova, secretary general of the "Contribution to Victory" Organizing Committee of the International Commemoration Movement of Russia. Then the social orders and certificates and texts of decisions were conveyed to the DPRK ambassador to Russia.
    A congratulatory speech was made by Pavel Petrik, chairman of the War Veterans' Council of the Russian Foreign Ministry who is member of the Examination Committee for the social order "Contribution to the Victory", at the awarding ceremony.

Headquarters of Women's Movement Formed in S. Korea

   Pyongyang, August 12 (KCNA) -- The Headquarters of the South Kyongsang Provincial Women's Movement for Checking Conclusion of south Korea-U.S. FTA was inaugurated in front of the South Kyongsang Provincial Office with due ceremony on Aug. 8, according to the Internet broadcasting Voice of People of south Korea. Speakers at the inaugural ceremony noted that the women's vanguard for reunification is now conducting brisk activities arousing the women across south Korea to the struggle for checking the conclusion of south Korea-U.S. FTA. They called on all of them to solidarize with each other and wage a vigorous struggle for checking the conclusion of FTA.
    A declaration read out at the ceremony said the conclusion of FTA would result in seriously deteriorating the living of the women in south Korea. The headquarters will conduct dynamic actions for checking the conclusion of FTA, it stressed.

Congratulations to Slovak PM and FM

   Pyongyang, August 12 (KCNA) -- Pak Pong Ju, premier of the DPRK Cabinet, sent a congratulatory message to Robert Fico upon his election as prime minister of Slovakia. The message wished the prime minister success in his responsible work for the country's prosperity and the well-being of the Slovak people, expressing the belief that the cooperative relations between the two countries would continue to grow stronger in the mutual interests.
    Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Paek Nam Sun sent a similar message to Jan Kubis upon his appointment as foreign minister of Slovakia.

Russian Delegations Here

   Pyongyang, August 12 (KCNA) -- A delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church led by its Chairman of the Office for Foreign Relations Kirill, patriarch of Smolensk and Kaliningrad Regions, arrived here Saturday to participate in a ceremony for the completion of the Jongbaek Church. On the same day a delegation of the Russian Federal State Unitary Enterprise "Cinema Concern 'Mosfilm'" led by its First Deputy General Director Vladimir Ryassov arrived here.

Kim Jong Il's Work Published in Venezuela

   Pyongyang, August 13 (KCNA) -- The famous work of Kim Jong Il "Our Socialism Centred on the Masses Shall Not Perish" was brought out in booklet by the Canta Claro Publishing House of Venezuela on August 1. The work published on May 5, Juche 80 (1991) comprehensively deals with the essential nature, advantages and invincibility of Korean-style socialism.

Anniversary of Korea's Liberation Observed in Poland and Ethiopia

   Pyongyang, August 13 (KCNA) -- Meetings and a lecture took place in Radom and Lodz of Poland and Addis Ababa of Ethiopia on Aug. 4 and 5 on the occasion of the 61st anniversary of Korea's liberation. On display in the venues of the events were photos showing undying revolutionary exploits performed by President Kim Il Sung and General Secretary Kim Jong Il, their famous works and photos showing the Korean people working hard to build a great prosperous powerful nation.
    Artur Lepecki, chairman of the Radom Branch of the Poland-Korea Association, in his speech at a meeting highly praised the immortal feats the President performed by leading the anti-Japanese revolutionary struggle to victory and liberating Korea and extended solidarity to the Korean people in their struggle to build a great prosperous powerful nation and reunify the country.
    Tatek Kassa, chairperson of the Addis Ababa Youth Association of Ethiopia, in a lecture said that the immortal exploits Kim Il Sung performed by liberating Korea would remain shining long in the world history of national liberation struggle and his Songun leadership is being successfully carried forward by Kim Jong Il.

Anti-U.S. Struggle Waged in S. Korea

   Pyongyang, August 13 (KCNA) -- A grand march on the theme of "Beautiful Seoul without U.S. troops" was staged in Seoul on Aug. 9 on the occasion of the 61st anniversary of Korea's liberation, according to a news report. It was participated in by members of 19 civic and public organizations in Seoul including the Seoul Regional Headquarters of the south Korean Confederation of Trade Unions and the Seoul District Federation of University Student Councils.
    Prior to the march, they held a press conference in front of the building of the "Ministry of National Defence" at which they called upon the people from all walks of life to carry on their actions for the withdrawal of the U.S. troops from south Korea to the last man.
    They stressed that they would make information service for a total renegotiation of the plan for the expansion of the U.S. military base in Phyongthaek and checking the conclusion of south Korea-U.S. FTA and hold an anti-U.S. cultural event and others.
    At the end of the press conference, they made a cycling tour of the U.S. military bases that had been returned to south Korea, chanting slogans such as "U.S. troops, quit south Korea!"

U.S. False Propaganda prior to Military Invasion under Fire

   Pyongyang, August 13 (KCNA) -- It is preposterous for the U.S. imperialists to resort to a false propaganda against other countries, lording it over in the international arena and this is nothing but a mockery of humankind. Rodong Sinmun today says this in a signed article.
    It goes on:
    The West is engaged in a ceaseless false propaganda in a bid to isolate Iran in the international arena by branding its peaceful nuclear activities as ones for "the development of nuclear weapons" and seek a regime change.
    They are bringing such groundless charges as "violation of human rights", "development of nuclear weapons" and "terrorism sponsorship" to other countries by spreading sheer lies and misinformation in a bid to mislead the international public opinion, find a pretext for aggression and war and justify their moves.
    It is a vicious, crafty and trite method for them to resort to a false propaganda prior to aggression and war.
    The U.S. imperialists' invasion of Iraq patently proved that they are the outrageous aggressors who do not hesitate to fake up lies and resort to any false propaganda in order to achieve their sinister purpose of aggression.
    They are now engrossed in a vicious anti-DPRK smear campaign based on sheer lies.
    They are foolish enough to tarnish the international prestige of the DPRK while going busy infiltrating reactionary bourgeois ideas and culture into its society in a bid to destabilize it. All sorts of false propaganda conducted by them against the DPRK are aimed at serving this purpose. It is an operation to be carried out by them prior to invading it by force of arms.
    In fact, they are staging large-scale military exercises one after another after massively bringing aggression forces and modern military hardware into south Korea and its vicinity under the pretext of the non-existent "threat from north Korea" and the like.
    They are planning to conduct "Ulji Focus Lens" joint military exercises in the wake of "RIMPAC-2006" joint war maneuvers. These reckless moves against the DPRK have created such a tense situation on the Korean Peninsula that a war may break out there any moment.
    Progressive mankind is called upon to heighten the vigilance against the U.S. imperialists' sheer false propaganda, aware that it is bound to be followed by military aggression.

Probe into Truth behind U.S. Forces' Bombing of Tok Islet and Mass Killing of Civilians Called for

   Pyongyang, August 13 (KCNA) -- The United States should probe the truth behind the bombing of Tok Islet and mass killing of civilians committed by a bomber of the U.S. forces on June 9, 1948 and apologize to the Korean nation for the crimes and withdraw them from south Korea. Minju Joson Sunday demands this in a signed commentary. It goes on:
    At that time the U.S. forces side hushed up the case by asserting that the plane wrongly killed the fishermen by mistaking fishing boats for rocks and had made desperate efforts to keep the truth about the case buried into oblivion for more than half a century.
    This time a civic organization on Ullung Island found out specific evidence such as shrapnel and unexploded bombs proving mass killing of civilians committed by the U.S. forces on Tok Islet, depriving the U.S. of any excuse to evade the responsibility for the massacre.
    The case substantially proves that the U.S. occupation of south Korea was not to protect the south Korean people.
    The south Korean people can never be free from any misfortune and disasters so long as the U.S. troops remain in south Korea.
    It is an act of treachery to ask the beast-like U.S. imperialists to protect the "security" of south Korea because they indiscriminately kill civilians even in peacetime.
    The south Korean authorities should take a step to force the U.S. troops to withdraw from south Korea as demanded by the people.

Jongbaek Church Completed

   Pyongyang, August 13 (KCNA) -- A ceremony for the completion of the Jongbaek Church standing on the bank of the River Taedong was held on the spot Sunday. Present there were Kwak Pom Gi, vice-premier of the Cabinet, officials concerned and members of various religious organizations.
    Also present there were members of the delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church led by its Chairman of the Office for Foreign Relations Kirill, patriarch of Smolensk and Kaliningrad Regions, Andrei Karlov, Russian ambassador to the DPRK, and staff members of the embassy, diplomatic envoys of various other countries and representatives of international organizations here.
    Ho Il Jin, chairman of the Korean Orthodox Church Committee, made a speech at the ceremony to be followed by congratulatory speeches by Patriarch Kirill, Jang Jae On, chairman of the Korean Religionists' Association, and Viktor Gorchyakov, deputy governor of the Maritime Provincial Administration of the Russian Federation.
    Ho Il Jin in his speech said the inauguration of the Jongbaek Church on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of Kim Jong Il's historic visit to the Russian Federation marked an occasion in boosting the relations between the DPRK and Russia.
    The speaker recalled that Kim Jong Il, during his visit to the Far Eastern region of Russia, highly praised the Orthodox Church for having played the role of a pacemaker in developing the history and culture of Russia in the past and preserving the national tradition and gave an instruction on building a church in Pyongyang so that Orthodox Church goers might lead a pious life during their visit to Korea.
    Pointing out that the Russian side has rendered sincere assistance to the DPRK in the construction of the church in the last three years, ho noted that the DPRK side would successfully manage and operate the church as desired by the peoples of the two countries and make positive efforts to preserve peace and security on the Korean Peninsula.
    Kirill in his congratulatory speech noted with joy that the Jongbaek Church has been successfully built thanks to the initiative and deep care of Kim Jong Il, chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission, thus restoring the religious and fraternal ties established between the two countries more than a century back.
    The ceremony was followed by a consecration rite.
    The Korean Orthodox Church Committee hosted a reception at the People's Palace of Culture on the same day in connection with the completion of the church.

Kim Jong Il Inspects Stock-Breeding Centre of KPA Unit

   Pyongyang, August 13 (KCNA) -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il inspected the stock-breeding centre of KPA Unit 757. He was briefed on the history of the centre before visiting the rabbit farm.
    He went round various places of the farm including rabbit hutches and food-preparing rooms built in a peculiar style to acquaint himself in detail with breeding and production. He expressed great satisfaction over the fact that they have produced and supplied a huge quantity of hare meat to the servicepersons every year.
    He visited the house of Yun Ho Jung, manager of the farm who has worked there for years. There he was told about the experience gained by his family in breeding rabbits. He praised the family for having set a good example in rabbit raising through the efforts of all its members.
    Kim Jong Il said that Yun has worked hard, single-mindedly determined to carry out the WPK's policy of stock-breeding to the letter, and thus made a great contribution to the development of the nation's stock-breeding. He highly appreciated Yun's ardent patriotic spirit, saying that Yun is a genuine patriot as he has devoted all his wisdom and energies to the prosperity of the country.
    The farm has clearly proved in practice the advantages of the rabbit raising, he noted, underscoring the need for all units to earnestly follow its example. The next leg of his inspection was a goat farm of the unit.
    He went round the production processes where all kinds of work from milking to milk processing is done by modern machines and cultural and public service facilities kept neat and tidy. He highly praised the feats performed by servicepersons of the unit, expressing great satisfaction over the fact that they are mass-producing a variety of processed milk products on the modern farm.
    He set forth tasks to be tackled to manage and operate the farm, underscoring the need to improve the goat raising and ensuring full-capacity operation of the equipment to increase the supply of goat milk and processed milk products to the servicepersons.
    Looking round the new pasture created by the unit, he said it is important for stock-breeding to create grazing land and underlined the need for the goat and rabbit farms to pay deep attention to this matter.
    As our country has many mountains, it is possible to raise goats and rabbits and other grass-eating animals in every part of it, he noted, calling for more dynamically conducting this work in a mass movement to bring about a signal leap forward in turning out livestock products.
    He was accompanied by KPA Generals Ri Myong Su, Hyon Chol Hae and Pak Jae Gyong and Ri Je Gang and Ri Jae Il, first vice department directors of the C.C., WPK, and Hwang Pyong So, vice department director of the same.

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Orden "Contribucion a la Victoria" a Kim Il Sung y Kim Jong Suk

   Moscu, 10 de agosto (corresponsal de ATCC) -- El Comite Organizador del Movimiento Conmemorativo Internacional de Rusia "Contribucion a la Victoria" otorgo la orden social homonima al Presidente Kim Il Sung y a la heroina de lucha antijaponesa Kim Jong Suk. La ceremonia de condecoracion tuvo lugar el dia 9 en la Embajada de la Republica Popular Democratica de Corea en Rusia.
    Participaron en la ocasion el subdirector del Buro de Relaciones Internacionales del Consejo de la Federacion Rusa, el vicepresidente de la Oficina de Relaciones Exteriores de la Iglesia Ortodoxa de Rusia, el asesor del presidente de la Union de Industriales y Empresarios de Rusia y otras personalidades del circulo social, asi como reporteros de agencias noticieras y radioemisoras.
    Hizo uso de la palabra la secretaria general del citado Comite Organizador. Marina Maximota. Acto seguido, fueron entregados al embajador extraordinario y plenipotenciario coreano acreditado en Rusia la orden social "Contribucion a la Victoria", certificados y resoluciones concernientes.
    Luego, pronuncio un discurso de felicitacion Pavel Petrik, presidente del Consejo de Veteranos de Guerra del Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de Rusia y miembro de la comision de evaluacion para el otorgamiento de esa orden.

Nace "Direccion del Movimiento de Mujeres de Kyongnam contra el TLC

   Pyongyang, 12 de agosto (ATCC) -- Segun la radioemisora surcoreana via internet "Voz del pueblo", quedo constituida el dia 8 la "Direccion del Movimiento de Mujeres de Kyongnam para frustrar la aprobacion del Tratado de Comercio Libre entre el Sur de Corea y Estados Unidos" en la explanada frente al ayuntamiento de la provincia de Kyongsang del Sur. @En la ceremonia de fundacion las oradoras se refirieron a que la Vanguardia de Mujeres por la Reunificacion despliega dinamicas actividades para llamar a las feminas de toda la extension a la lucha por frustrar la concertacion del "TLC" y exhortaron a todas sus colegas a solidarizarse con esta batalla.
    La declaracion leida en la ocasion apunta que si se suscribe el TLC, sera atropellada despiadadamente la vida de las mujeres en esta tierra y exterioriza la determinacion de la Direccion naciente de desarrollar con mayor intensidad la lucha por impedirlo.