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Kim Jong Il Praised by Russian Paper
Pyongyang, April 3 (KCNA) -- The 10th issue of the Russian paper Veteran carried an article titled "People always remember and revere" on the occasion of the 21st anniversary of General Secretary Kim Jong Il's election as chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission.

The paper said:

Kim Jong Il, the great leader of the Korean people, defended socialism and honorably displayed the dignity of the DPRK before the world in the most difficult period.

The state and social system were further consolidated and solid foundations for the victorious advance of the socialist cause and the defence of the sovereignty laid in the DPRK thanks to his Songun politics.

He strengthened the People's Army into invincible revolutionary armed forces fully prepared politically and ideologically and in military technique.

He rallied the popular masses around the Workers' Party of Korea and cemented the harmonious whole of the army and people.

The DPRK adorned a brilliant chapter of the history of the global socialist movement under his energetic leadership.

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