calendar>>June 30. 2014 Juche 103
Kim Il Sung Praised Abroad
Pyongyang, June 30 (KCNA) -- Events were held in different countries from June 5 to 20 on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of demise of President Kim Il Sung.

They included seminars on his exploits in Russia and Kyrgyzstan and a lecture in Italy.

Viktor Yegorov, chairman of the Karelia-DPRK Friendship Association of Russia, said that the life of Kim Il Sung was the one of a great revolutionary who devoted his all to the sacred cause for the freedom and liberation of the people.

The Russian people will always remember the exploits performed by him for the development of the Russia-DPRK relations, he added.

A. Usupbayev, chairman of the Central Council of the People Unity-"Kyrgyz El" Republican Political Party who doubles as chief of the Group for the Study of the Juche Idea of Kyrgyzstan, praised the President as a distinguished great man who founded the immortal guiding idea in the era of independence, illuminating the road to be followed by humankind.

He said that the exploits performed by the President by indicating the road of independence and progress will shine forever.

Anna Serena Bartolucci, secretary general of a solidarity association in the Umbria Region, Italy, stressed that the President, who defeated the Japanese imperialists and liberated Korea, firmly defended the sovereignty of the country by founding the party, the state and the army and leading the Fatherland Liberation War to victory and built an independent socialist state.

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