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N.K. agrees with Russia
to expand labor exports

Yonhap News Agency [Seoul, Korea], by Staff

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 3/20/2017 10:40:07 PM

Seoul - North Korea has recently concluded an agreement with Russia to expand the shipment of its workers to the Eurasian country despite the escalating U.N. sanctions on the North´s nuclear and missile provocations, a U.S. broadcaster reported Tuesday. "The two countries intensively discussed an issue involving the North´s labor exports during a meeting of their joint working group in Pyongyang Friday," Radio Free Asia said, citing a Facebook account of the Russian Embassy in the North Korean capital. The (North) Korean Central News Agency also made the same report Friday. (Snip) One of the major agenda items was a

If you think that China will be the only obstacle to our dealing with the Norks, look at this bilateral agreement with Russia, even now. What is also interesting is that the article says that Russia requires these workers must learn to speak Russian and pass a history test. HA!


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Reply 1 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 3/21/2017 2:46:34 PM     (No. 11196967)

My guess: North Korean workers will be exploited. Russian government will pay North Korean government, and the North Korean government will pay the workers and/or their families a small part of the money paid by the Russian government. The rest of the money will go to the North Korean elite--- for example, keeping Kim Fatty III in his favorite Swiss cheese.

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