Category: Communism

Pizza from Hae Un Italian Restaurant in Pyon…

Pizza from Hae Un Italian Restaurant in Pyongyang, North Korea.

Newly designed Jindallae (Azalea) smartphone m…

Newly designed Jindallae (Azalea) smartphone manufactured by Mangyongdae IT Corporation. The locally produced smartphone can access the national intranet “Kwangmyong” to shop online, access news, and download music and movies. The phone has a quad-core CPU, 8 mp camera, and runs Android 4.4.2 OS.

“I’ll build a good family and devote myself …

“I’ll build a good family and devote myself to things that make my country strong”

Rifle training conducted by Worker-Peasant R…

Rifle training conducted by Worker-Peasant Red Guards. The militia is organized on a provincial/town/city/village level and maintains infantry small arms, with some mortars, field guns, anti-aircraft guns, and even modernized older equipment such as multiple launch rocket systems. Its strength is estimated at 3.5 to 5 million personnel.

North Korean Adder Liquor. With a real snake…

North Korean Adder Liquor. With a real snake inside the bottle, it’s said to help men’s sexual stamina.

Unhasu restaurant and food stalls lining a s…

Unhasu restaurant and food stalls lining a street near Pyongyang Station.

I've heard that there are some western fi…

I've heard that there are some western films that are permitted in North Korea, what would those be?

Yes, there are some Western/non-North Korean films that are legally available in North Korea. The vast majority are animated films such as the Disney classics, Pixar movies, etc because the government views these as relatively harmless entertainment targeted at children and North Korea has world-class animation capabilities. Non-political Russian, Chinese, and Indian films are also readily available at movie rental kiosks throughout North Korea. KCTV will also occasionally shows foreign films on the weekends for language education, and although not film-related, there is a dedicated sports channel that broadcasts re-runs of La Liga and Premiership football matches nationwide.

Dancing in front of Yi Seong Gye’s villa in Ha…

Dancing in front of Yi Seong Gye’s villa in Hamhung, North Korea. 

Yi Seong Gye was the founder of the Chosun Dynasty in the late 14th century and is credited with safeguarding Korean culture from rival Yuan and Ming Dynasties in China. 

A ceremony took place in Kim Il Sung Square to…

A ceremony took place in Kim Il Sung Square to launch a new batch of Sungni trucks, Chollima-804, and Chungsong-122

tractors. The design and serial manufacturing processes

of these new vehicles were finalized and set up earlier this year.

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