Kim Jong Il makes appearance in Russia’s Far East

North Korean leader has been greeted with Russian traditional bread and salt in Russia’s Far Eastern Amur Region as he came off his armored train. Kim Jong Il’s security was guarded heavily by dozens of police.

People living nearby were advised to veil their windows and photo and video shooting were prohibited, local news agency reported.

The North Korean leader stepped out onto a red carpet and was then swept off in his very own Mercedes-Benz, which had travelled with him on the same armored train.

The motorcade headed for the local Bureiskaya hydropower plant where he spent just five minutes.

Kim Jong Il is now proceeding on his train to Ulan-Ude, the capital of the Republic of Buryatia, where he is due to meet with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.

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