Category: Socialism

Workers of the Taen Machine Complex inspecting…

Workers of the Taen Machine Complex inspecting part of a turbine destined for the project to build power stations in tiers along the Chongchon river.

The Koam-Tapchon Marine Railway Bridge was rec…

The Koam-Tapchon Marine Railway Bridge was recently completed in Kangwon Province. A large-scale fishing zone is currently being constructed in this area and the completion of the railway bridge will allow its construction to rapidly progress.

A woman walking past statues at Mansu Hill dep…

A woman walking past statues at Mansu Hill depicting different soldiers, workers, intellectuals, and farmers involved in the Korean liberation movement and socialist revolution. 

Bike-sharing stations have recently begun to a…

Bike-sharing stations have recently begun to appear in the central districts of Pyongyang. The stations, which are powered by solar energy, connect to North Korea’s national intranet and allow bikers to use e-payment cards to unlock and ride Ryomyong-brand bikes. Riders pay fees when they return their bike to any of the stations.

A Pyongyang traffic cop standing at attention….

A Pyongyang traffic cop standing at attention. Traffic lights are slowly replacing the famous traffic ladies at key intersections in Pyongyang as the electricity situation in the city has continued to stabilize.

Yangchunsamnok capsules, the North Korean vers…

Yangchunsamnok capsules, the North Korean version of “Viagra”, produced by the Yongyang Koryo Pharma Factory. They are known to be particularly efficacious as they contain sildenafil and the box instructs the consumer to only “take one or two capsule, 30 min to an hour before married life.”

Sunset in a farming village in South Pyongan p…

Sunset in a farming village in South Pyongan province, North Korea.

“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”

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DVDs of North Korean domestic films. The most …

DVDs of North Korean domestic films. The most popular movies in North Korea are part of the Nation and Destiny series which was produced in 62 parts between 1992 – 2002. It aimed to show that Korean people can only live a meaningful life under Socialism and it was one of the first North Korean films to depict life in the West and South Korea.