The Supreme Leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea), Kim Jong-il, arrived in the Amur Region on August 21 on an official visit to Russia. Distrustful of aircraft, the Supreme Leader travels by rail. He arrived at Bureya station in the Amur Region in a 17-car armored train. One of the railcars carried the North Korean leader’s personal Mercedes-Benz. He was driven to the Bureya hydroelectric power plant where he inspected the dam.
This is Kim Jong-il’s first visit to Russia since 2002.