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Kim Il Sung's Birth Anniversary Celebrated in Russia
Pyongyang, April 1 (KCNA) -- An opening ceremony of the Kimjongilia, Korean book, photo and handicraft exhibition was held in Artyom City, Russia on March 20 to mark the birth anniversary of President Kim Il Sung.

Displayed in the exhibition were photos showing exploits of leader Kim Jong Il and the dear respected Kim Jong Un.

Participants laid a floral basket and bouquets before portraits of smiling Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il before paying tribute to them.

Speeches were made there.

The mayor of the Artyom city administration said that Kim Il Sung will always live in the hearts of not only the Korean people but also the progressive people, adding that he turned the DPRK into a powerful nation independent in politics, self-supporting in the economy and self-reliant in defence, shining with Juche and opened a historic chapter of friendship between Russia and DPRK.

The first secretary of the Maritime Territorial Committee of the Russian Youth Union said that humankind is remembering Kim Il Sung, an indomitable revolutionary fighter, who devoted all his life to peace and friendship and solidarity among people.

A secretary of the Artyom Branch of the United Russia Party said that the voices supporting the just cause of the Korean people for the anti-imperialist independence and national reunification are growing stronger worldwide.

The secretary noted that humankind is highly praising Kim Jong Un, the supreme leader of the Korean people, as a world leader.

A performance was given by artists of Artyom City at the end of the opening ceremony.

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