Kim Il Sung


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Kim Il Sung

also Kim Il-sung  (kĭm′ ĭl′ sŭng′, so͝ong′) Originally Kim Song Ju. 1912?-1994.
Korean soldier and politician who fought against Japan (1932-1945) and served as premier (1948-1972) and president (1972-1994) of North Korea.

Kim Il Sung

(kim iːl sʌŋ)
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1. (Biography) 1912-94, North Korean statesman and marshal; prime minister (1948-72) and president (1972-94) of North Korea
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The images of the couple attending a men's football match at Kim Il Sung Stadium in Pyongyang on April 13 were published in the North Korean state-run newspaper Rodong Sinmun.
Kim Jong Il was born as the son of President Kim Il Sung at the Paektusan Secret Camp in Northern Korea on February 16, 1942, when the Korea was under the Japanese imperialist colonial rule, according to a statement released by North Korea's embassy in Tehran.
Seoul officials have said Pyongyang also banned the use of the names of Kim Jong Il and the country's founder, Kim Il Sung.
The execution coincided with Kim Jong Un - the third Kim to rule North Korea - suddenly being portrayed in state media as the image of his father rather than his grandfather, Kim Il Sung, who is still revered as the founder of the nation.
The execution coincided with Kim Jong Un -- the third Kim to rule North Korea -- suddenly being portrayed in state media as the image of his father rather than his grandfather, Kim Il Sung, who is still revered as the founder of the nation.
From early morning, crowds of citizens and military personnel also visited Mansu Hill in the center of Pyongyang to lay flowers and bow in front of giant bronze statues of state founder Kim Il Sung and the country's second leader, Kim Jong Il.
Lankov, who has decades of experience studying the inner workings of the isolated regime, begins the book with an overview of the history of the nation and lives of its people, from how it transformed from a Soviet client state to an "archetypal National Stalinist regime", under the leadership of its founding father Kim Il Sung.
From early Saturday morning, citizens and military personnel laid flowers and floral baskets and bowed deeply for a moment of silence before bronze statues of Kim Jong Il and his father and state founder Kim Il Sung on Mansu Hill in the heart of Pyongyang.
The son, Kim Jong Un, presided over a solemn ceremony to reopen the sprawling granite mausoleum where his father's embalmed remains will lie in state near those of his grandfather, the nation's founder Kim Il Sung.
TV recently showed Hyon Song-wol with Kim at a ceremony marking the 18th anniversary of the death of his grandfather Kim Il Sung.
Kim, who has been seen but not publicly heard since taking over after Kim Jong Il's death in December, stepped to the podium to speak before tens of thousands of people gathered in Pyongyang's main square for meticulously choreographed festivities meant to glorify his grandfather, North Korea founder Kim Il Sung.
It was timed to coincide with North Korea's biggest holiday in decades - the 100th birthday of founder Kim Il Sung.