Support The Moscow Times!

North Korea Launches Weekly Ferry to Russian Far East

A North Korean cruise ship has docked in the Russian port of Vladivostok as part of a new ferry service between the two countries.

Tourists desperate to take a trip to Pyongyang will be able to take the Mangyongbong ship once a week to the port of Rajin.

Guests will be able to spend the 9-hour journey in the ship's restaurant, bar or sauna.

The Mangyongbong, which was used to ferry goods between Japan and North Korea until 2006, will also carry cargo and North Korean laborers.

"The new service has been heralded as a boost to economic cooperation and tourism," between North Korea and Russia, the Reuters news agency reported Thursday, citing North Korea's KCNA state news outlet. 

… we have a small favor to ask. As you may have heard, The Moscow Times, an independent news source for over 30 years, has been unjustly branded as a "foreign agent" by the Russian government. This blatant attempt to silence our voice is a direct assault on the integrity of journalism and the values we hold dear.

We, the journalists of The Moscow Times, refuse to be silenced. Our commitment to providing accurate and unbiased reporting on Russia remains unshaken. But we need your help to continue our critical mission.

Your support, no matter how small, makes a world of difference. If you can, please support us monthly starting from just $2. It's quick to set up, and you can be confident that you're making a significant impact every month by supporting open, independent journalism. Thank you.

paiment methods
Not ready to support today?
Remind me later.

Read more