Why North Korea's Russia Rejection Stings The Most
Vladimir Putin is holding a WWII commemoration in Moscow, but many Western leaders rejected his invitation. Now North Korea is the latest to bail.By Kate Grumke | May 1, 2015
Thursday, Vladimir Putin's press secretary confirmed the news that yet another world leader is skipping Putin's WWII commemoration military parade — a celebration that in past years has been a chance for Russia's President to show off the country's military strength. (Video via The Kremlin)
North Korea's Kim Jong-Un is giving Putin the cold shoulder, and backing down from taking a trip to Moscow for the parade. A Russian spokesperson said he wasn't going because of "internal Korean affairs." (Video via Korean Central News Agency)
He's hardly the first world leader to snub Russia's invitation this year.