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Important Days of DPRK Marked in Italy and Russia
Pyongyang, December 7 (KCNA) -- A meeting and photo exhibition were held in Italy and a DPRK book and photo exhibition and handicraft exhibition were opened in Russia with due ceremony on December 1 and November 30 on the occasions of the 19th anniversary of General Secretary Kim Jong Il's assumption of the supreme commandership of the Korean People's Army and the 93rd birth anniversary of Kim Jong Suk, anti-Japanese heroine.

Displayed in the venues of the events were books showing the immortal revolutionary feats of the three commanders of Mt. Paektu, photos on their revolutionary activities, books and photos introducing the Korean people's struggle to build a thriving socialist nation and achieve the reunification of the country and handicrafts representing the wisdom and skills of the Korean nation.

The general secretary of the Struggle for the Peace and Socialism of Italy said in his speech that under the Songun leadership of Kim Jong Il the Korean People's Army has played a great role in the defence of the country and socialist construction, shattering the war moves of the U.S. imperialists and all hues of hostile forces against the DPRK and demonstrated its might as an army strong in thinking and faith.

Victory and glory are always in store for the KPA holding Kim Jong Il as its supreme commander, he added.

The director of the Citta Aperta Broadcasting Service of Italy said that Kim Jong Suk is still remembered by the Korean people with profound respect for the immortal feats she performed in the struggle for the sovereignty and dignity of the country and the nation and the women's emancipation.

The vice-governor of the Kostroma Regional Administration of Russia said that he was proud of opening the said exhibitions in the region, highly estimating the successes made by the Korean people in the cultural field.

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