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North Korean leader gets World War II medal from Putin
Channel News Asia ^ | 09 March 2005

Posted on 03/12/2005 12:36:18 PM PST by Lukasz

SEOUL : Russian President Vladimir Putin has awarded North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il a medal marking the end of World War II, according to the official Korean Central News Agency.

Kim received the medal in person "commemorating the 60th anniversary of the victory in the Great Patriotic War" from Russia's envoy on behalf of Putin, the agency said. It is rare for the secretive leader to attend award ceremonies.

"A ceremony of conveying the medal took place in grand style Tuesday. Kim Jong-Il was present there," the agency said without specifying the venue.

The reclusive leader, who was accompanied by ranking North Korean government, military and communist party officials at the ceremony, expressed gratitude to Putin, it said.

In a seperate dispatch, the agency said Kim and his entourage attended a reception held "in a cordial atmosphere" by Ambassador Andrei Gennadiyevich Karlov at the Russian embassy in Pyongyang.

"He expressed thanks for the kind invitation and had an amicable and friendly talk with the ambassador before posing for a photograph with the staff members of the embassy," it said.

Russia is preparing for a grand event on May 9 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II, inviting some 60 world leaders to the ceremony in Moscow.

South Korean President Roh Moo-Hyun has accepted an invitation to attend the celebrations. North Korea's head of state has also been invited but it was uncertain whether a delegate from the communist state would attend. - AFP


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KEYWORDS: award; commies; kimjongil; losers; morons; northkorea; putin; russia; wwii
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Russian President Vladimir Putin has awarded North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il a medal marking the end of World War II, according to the official Korean Central News Agency.

Nice gesture especially that when WWII ended Kim Jong-Il has three years. But for sure he fought bravely…

Russia is preparing for a grand event on May 9 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II, inviting some 60 world leaders to the ceremony in Moscow. South Korean President Roh Moo-Hyun has accepted an invitation to attend the celebrations. North Korea's head of state has also been invited but it was uncertain whether a delegate from the communist state would attend.

I would love to see Kim and Bush celebrating the same thing. Anyway I’m curious how many dictators will attend to this anniversary.


1 posted on 03/12/2005 12:36:19 PM PST by Lukasz
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To: Lukasz

Recycled KGB agent and mafia crook meets psychopath mass-murdering human ChiaPet.


2 posted on 03/12/2005 12:40:37 PM PST by FormerACLUmember (Honoring Saint Jude's assistance every day.)
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To: Lukasz

Aww, that's so heartwarming.


3 posted on 03/12/2005 12:42:02 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: Lukasz

if Putin were really our friend , he would have stabbed the
nasty little man through his tunic with the darn pin


4 posted on 03/12/2005 12:43:02 PM PST by injin
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To: Larry Lucido
Aww, that's so heartwarming.

I know, I know :)
5 posted on 03/12/2005 12:44:53 PM PST by Lukasz (Terra Polonia Semper Fidelis!)
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To: FormerACLUmember
With 'friends' like Mr. KGB who really needs enemies?


6 posted on 03/12/2005 12:47:45 PM PST by M. Espinola (Freedom is never free!)
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To: Lukasz



7 posted on 03/12/2005 12:55:04 PM PST by Grzegorz 246
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To: M. Espinola

Photo in Post #6: Putin is doing his "Is this ridiculous or what, but hey its my job" thing. ChiaPet Kim Il Jung just looks insane.. completely insane.


8 posted on 03/12/2005 12:55:08 PM PST by FormerACLUmember (Honoring Saint Jude's assistance every day.)
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To: FormerACLUmember; Larry Lucido; injin; M. Espinola

Old, but interesting.



Monday, August 6, 2001. Page 1.

http://www.themoscowtimes.com/stories/2001/08/06/001.html

Putin, Kim Sign Strategic Alliance

By Paul Shin
The Associated Press
North Korean leader Kim Jong-il toured space science facilities Sunday, a day after holding summit talks with President Vladimir Putin that showcased a newfound strategic alliance between the two former ideological allies.

Amid tight security, Kim visited the Khrunichev space center outside Moscow, where he was shown a full-size replica of the Mir space station, Itar-Tass said. He also inspected workshops that make space rocket carriers.



9 posted on 03/12/2005 12:57:53 PM PST by Grzegorz 246
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To: lizol; sergey1973

ping.


10 posted on 03/12/2005 12:59:50 PM PST by Grzegorz 246
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To: Lukasz

Gee, that's really wonderful.


11 posted on 03/12/2005 1:00:28 PM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Please leave a message after the burp....)
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To: Grzegorz 246
two former ideological allies

Sounds funny, ideological allies. :-)
12 posted on 03/12/2005 1:01:35 PM PST by Lukasz (Terra Polonia Semper Fidelis!)
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To: Lukasz

Dubya will have to reassess his "Axis of Evil."


13 posted on 03/12/2005 1:02:18 PM PST by F16Fighter
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To: Lukasz

14 posted on 03/12/2005 1:06:03 PM PST by Grzegorz 246
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To: F16Fighter
Dubya will have to reassess his "Axis of Evil."

Yes, now he should delete North Korea cause the friends of our friends are our friend.
15 posted on 03/12/2005 1:08:20 PM PST by Lukasz (Terra Polonia Semper Fidelis!)
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To: Grzegorz 246

???? What the hell...


17 posted on 03/12/2005 1:09:56 PM PST by Lukasz (Terra Polonia Semper Fidelis!)
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To: F16Fighter

President Bush will have to ask Putin about this next time they are trucking around his ranch.


18 posted on 03/12/2005 1:11:04 PM PST by k2blader (It is neither compassionate nor conservative to support the expansion of socialism.)
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To: Lukasz
"Yes, now he should delete North Korea cause the friends of our friends are our friend."

That's quite a menage ;-)

20 posted on 03/12/2005 1:12:54 PM PST by F16Fighter
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To: Lukasz
What ? Nice clothes.

According to google search engine this Kim and Puti, but maybe this is some "leader" of China, because Kim seems to have better taste.
21 posted on 03/12/2005 1:14:24 PM PST by Grzegorz 246
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To: ms_68

Yes, they look very nice, but I'm not sure If the guy on the left is Kim, maybe some other commie.


22 posted on 03/12/2005 1:17:01 PM PST by Grzegorz 246
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To: k2blader
"President Bush will have to ask Putin about this next time they are trucking around his ranch."

Lol, yeah, that'll happen again....Seems like only yesterday those two buds, amigos, pals were whooping it up at the ranch.

24 posted on 03/12/2005 1:19:26 PM PST by F16Fighter
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To: Lukasz
"???? What the hell..."

Vlad IS NOT our friend.

25 posted on 03/12/2005 1:19:37 PM PST by Stormcrow ("It's not that liberals are ignorant. It's just that they know so much that isn't so.")
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To: Stormcrow
Why ? He is a very significant participant in the WOT.
26 posted on 03/12/2005 1:21:40 PM PST by Grzegorz 246
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To: Stormcrow
Vlad IS NOT our friend.

I tend to agree with you.
27 posted on 03/12/2005 1:27:17 PM PST by Lukasz (Terra Polonia Semper Fidelis!)
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To: Stormcrow
Unfortunately he is on the other side.




28 posted on 03/12/2005 1:27:21 PM PST by Grzegorz 246
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To: Stormcrow









29 posted on 03/12/2005 1:28:59 PM PST by Grzegorz 246
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To: ms_68; Lukasz

30 posted on 03/12/2005 1:36:07 PM PST by Grzegorz 246
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31 posted on 03/12/2005 1:36:51 PM PST by Grzegorz 246
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To: Grzegorz 246; PhilDragoo

That is funny. Phil some pictures to your gallery.


32 posted on 03/12/2005 1:40:01 PM PST by Lukasz (Terra Polonia Semper Fidelis!)
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To: Lukasz

33 posted on 03/12/2005 1:44:46 PM PST by Grzegorz 246
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To: Grzegorz 246

Soprano’s family. I understand that chief is in the middle?


34 posted on 03/12/2005 1:48:28 PM PST by Lukasz (Terra Polonia Semper Fidelis!)
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To: Lukasz

35 posted on 03/12/2005 1:49:51 PM PST by Grzegorz 246
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To: Grzegorz 246
"Why ? He is a very significant participant in the WOT."

Yes he is. Unfortunately he's very significant because he's playing both sides of the WOT.

36 posted on 03/12/2005 1:50:30 PM PST by Stormcrow ("It's not that liberals are ignorant. It's just that they know so much that isn't so.")
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To: Grzegorz 246

37 posted on 03/12/2005 1:55:22 PM PST by Lukasz (Terra Polonia Semper Fidelis!)
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To: Lukasz

38 posted on 03/12/2005 1:57:09 PM PST by Grzegorz 246
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To: Lukasz

39 posted on 03/12/2005 1:58:06 PM PST by Grzegorz 246
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To: Grzegorz 246

40 posted on 03/12/2005 2:00:52 PM PST by Lukasz (Terra Polonia Semper Fidelis!)
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To: Lukasz

41 posted on 03/12/2005 2:06:20 PM PST by Grzegorz 246
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To: Lukasz

42 posted on 03/12/2005 2:07:23 PM PST by Grzegorz 246
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To: Lukasz

43 posted on 03/12/2005 2:09:30 PM PST by Grzegorz 246
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To: ms_68

Give the little boy with the funny hair a shiny medal and mabye he'll come back to the 6 Party Talks. Last time he got a pair of ponies and calmed down. After all: He's zsooo looonely, juzst soooo loooonely...


44 posted on 03/12/2005 3:35:01 PM PST by jb6 (Truth == Christ)
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To: BrooklynGOP; Destro; A. Pole; MarMema; YoungCorps; OldCorps; chukcha; FairOpinion; eluminate; ...

bump


45 posted on 03/12/2005 3:37:00 PM PST by jb6 (Truth == Christ)
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To: Lukasz

Viva Russia !


46 posted on 03/12/2005 3:38:12 PM PST by Red Sea Swimmer (Tisha5765Bav)
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To: jb6

Uh "nice" to see you back. You realize Bush would never be caught dead being photographed with little Kim, don't you?


47 posted on 03/12/2005 4:26:21 PM PST by texasflower ("America's vital interests and our deepest beliefs are now one." President George W. Bush 01/20/05)
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To: Lukasz

Incredible.


48 posted on 03/12/2005 4:52:15 PM PST by Grzegorz 246
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To: Grzegorz 246

Hahahahaha! Is that picture real??? At least Putin has a sense of humor. He'd have to have one to dress up like that!


49 posted on 03/12/2005 5:21:39 PM PST by GBA
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To: GBA

Yes, It's real, but I think that the other guy is from China.


50 posted on 03/13/2005 11:17:01 AM PST by Grzegorz 246
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