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Birth Anniversary to Be Commemorated in Russia,Ukraine
Pyongyang, January 30 (KCNA) -- The preparatory committees for commemorating the 70th birth anniversary of general secretary Kim Jong Il were respectively inaugurated with due ceremonies in Russia and Ukraine on Jan. 23.

At the inaugural ceremonies V. A. Petrov, chairman of the Russian Association for Friendship and Cultural Cooperation with the DPRK, and Prof. and Dr. Gennadi Berdyshev of Kiev University of Ukraine were elected chairmen of the committees.

The committees decided to hold various political and cultural events including meetings and seminars on the occasion of Kim Jong Il's birth anniversary.

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