Last Thursday, Kim Jong-un opened a new micro district in Pyongyang, called Ryomyong (which can be translated from Korean as "the dawn"). Tens of thousands of people gathered to see the event.
"The streets were full of well-dressed people, preparing for the celebration. Their number grew until they almost completely covered the wide avenues of the North Korean capital," Sputnik Korean wrote.
According to Sputnik's correspondent, crowds of people were moving on the streets in an organized manner — servicemen, students, party workers, builders, ordinary workers and scientists, for whom the new micro district has been built.
"The North Korean leader appeared quickly and with flair, and also quickly disappeared, after cutting the coveted red ribbon and not dropping a word to the public. However, tens of thousands of people who gathered there to watch the ceremony were hardly disappointed," Sputnik Korean noted.
North Korea declared itself a nuclear power in 2005. The United States, Japan and South Korea, as well as Russia and China, took part in talks with Pyongyang between 2003 and 2009 on denuclearizing the Korean peninsula, but North Korea withdrew from the talks.
On April 5, North Korea reportedly launched a ballistic missile from Sinpho, South Hamgyong province, in the direction of the Sea of Japan.