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Power Station Honors Late North Korean Leader With Monument

Kim visited the Bureiskaya hydroelectric facility as part of his final official visit before his death in December last year.

Management at the Bureiskaya hydroelectric power station in the Amur region unveiled a monument Tuesday to late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, who visited the facility exactly one year ago.

The monument, which stands on the bank of the Bureya River, is comprised of an upright granite slab and a plaque with the Communist leader's impressions of his visit, which were written down in the power station's guestbook.

"Inexhaustible is the strength of the Russian people, who transformed the nature of the Bureya," the inscription reads, Interfax reported.

Kim visited the Bureiskaya hydroelectric power station as part of his final official visit before his death in December last year.

He passed through the power station in late August on the way to meeting then-President Dmitry Medvedev for talks on issues ranging from energy to military issues by the shore of Lake Baikal.

The Bureiskaya power station is the largest such facility in Russia's Far East.

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