international relations

Kim Jong-un Might Take a Trip to Russia

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (L) sits with China's Vice President Li Yuanchao (R) during a military parade at Kim Il-Sung square marking the 60th anniversary of the Korean war armistice in Pyongyang on July 27, 2013. North Korea mounted its largest ever military parade on July 27 to mark the 60th anniversary of the armistice that ended fighting in the Korean War, displaying its long-range missiles at a ceremony presided over by leader Kim Jong-Un. AFP PHOTO / Ed Jones (Photo credit should read Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)
Photo: ED JONES/2013 AFP

Russian President Vladimir Putin has invited North Korea’s young dictator to Moscow to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Soviet Union’s WWII defeat of Germany. Foreign Minister Sergey V. Lavrov told reporters that the North Korean government’s “first signal was positive,” which apparently means that Kim is considering it. Kim hasn’t gone on an international trip since taking over for his father in 2011, but a little Cold War reunion seems like a good place to start.