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Day of Shining Star Observed in Russia
Moscow, February 13 (KCNA) -- A meeting took place in Russia on Feb. 10 to mark the birth anniversary of leader Kim Jong Il (Day of the Shining Star).

It was sponsored by the Russian Association for Friendship and Cultural Cooperation with the DPRK.

On display at the venue of the event were photos showing the Songun revolutionary leadership feats of Kim Jong Il.

Present there were officials of the State Duma and Foreign Ministry of Russia and the association and masses.

Present there on invitation were the ambassador and staff members of the DPRK embassy in Moscow.

Petrov, chairman of the association, made a report to be followed by speeches of Vorontsov, first vice-chairman of the association, and others.

Noting the Day of the Shining Star is a common holiday of the Korean people and their friends, the reporter and speakers praised Kim Jong Il as a peerless patriot who successfully carried out the cause of perpetuating the memory of President Kim Il Sung and dedicated his all to the country and its people.

They went on:

So, the Korean people ardently revere him, holding him in high esteem.

The Korean people are working hard to embody Kim Jong Il's patriotism.

His cause is now being successfully carried forward by supreme leader Kim Jong Un.

The reporter and speakers sincerely wished the Korean people bigger successes in the struggle for building an economic power, united close around Kim Jong Un, saying they would make positive efforts to further strengthen the traditional relations of friendship between the peoples of the two countries.

A congratulatory message to Kim Jong Un was adopted at the meeting.

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