Medvedev and Kim Jong-il at President’s Temporary Residence in Buryatia

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On August 24, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and North Korean leader Kim Jong-il met at a military garrison in East Siberia’s Buryatia Region.

On August 24, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and North Korean leader Kim Jong-il met at a military garrison in East Siberia’s Buryatia Region.

© RIA Novosti . Dmitriy Astakhov / Go to the mediabankOn August 24, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and North Korean leader Kim Jong-il met at a military garrison in East Siberia’s Buryatia Region.
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On August 24, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and North Korean leader Kim Jong-il met at a military garrison in East Siberia’s Buryatia Region.
© RIA Novosti . Dmitriy Astakhov / Go to the mediabankAt 14:00 on the dot local time (9:00 MT), the Korean leader’s motorcade pulled up to the garrison hotel in Sosnovy Bor where the temporary presidential residence was established. Kim Jong-il arrived in an armored 1995 S-class Mercedes-Benz. Dmitry Medvedev warmly greeted his North Korean counterpart, “I am very glad to see you. It has been ten years since we first saw each other,” Kim Jong-il said to Dmitry Medvedev in response.
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At 14:00 on the dot local time (9:00 MT), the Korean leader’s motorcade pulled up to the garrison hotel in Sosnovy Bor where the temporary presidential residence was established. Kim Jong-il arrived in an armored 1995 S-class Mercedes-Benz. Dmitry Medvedev warmly greeted his North Korean counterpart, “I am very glad to see you. It has been ten years since we first saw each other,” Kim Jong-il said to Dmitry Medvedev in response.
© RIA Novosti . Dmitriy Astakhov / Go to the mediabankKim Jong-il was wearing his usual service jacket, while Dmitry Medvedev was in a dark blue suit with a bright blue tie.
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Kim Jong-il was wearing his usual service jacket, while Dmitry Medvedev was in a dark blue suit with a bright blue tie.
© RIA Novosti . Dmitriy Astakhov / Go to the mediabankThe Russian president said he had “very warm impressions” from their meeting in Pyongyang ten years ago.
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The Russian president said he had “very warm impressions” from their meeting in Pyongyang ten years ago.
© RIA Novosti . Dmitriy Astakhov / Go to the mediabankThe Russian-Korean summit is in the focus of mass media’s attention and many members of the press wanted to cover the Medvedev-Kim Jong-il negotiations. But it was mostly the leaders’ personal press and journalists and the Kremlin pool journalists who managed to take the historic photographs.
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The Russian-Korean summit is in the focus of mass media’s attention and many members of the press wanted to cover the Medvedev-Kim Jong-il negotiations. But it was mostly the leaders’ personal press and journalists and the Kremlin pool journalists who managed to take the historic photographs.
© RIA Novosti . Dmitriy Astakhov / Go to the mediabankThe North Korean media sought to film every detail of the meeting. Kim Jong-il left Pyongyang accompanied by a film crew that planned to make a film about the visit.
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The North Korean media sought to film every detail of the meeting. Kim Jong-il left Pyongyang accompanied by a film crew that planned to make a film about the visit.
© RIA Novosti . Sergey Guneev / Go to the mediabankThe two leaders continued their negotiations in the White Room of the temporary residence. In keeping with the protocol, this was a tet-a-tet talk. Kim Jong-il thanked Medvedev for coming to the meeting.
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The two leaders continued their negotiations in the White Room of the temporary residence. In keeping with the protocol, this was a tet-a-tet talk. Kim Jong-il thanked Medvedev for coming to the meeting.
© RIA Novosti . Sergey Guneev / Go to the mediabankKim Jong-il also described his journey as “very merry and pleasant.”
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Kim Jong-il also described his journey as “very merry and pleasant.”
© RIA Novosti . Dmitriy Astakhov / Go to the mediabankKim Jong-il’s visit to Russia began on Saturday.
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Kim Jong-il’s visit to Russia began on Saturday.
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