Photo: Kim Jong-un smiled while meeting Lavrov


Photo shows how Kim Jong-un smiled while meeting Lavrov.


Independent Russian outlet Meduza, the BBC and other media reported, Russian social media users questioned the authenticity of the image, which was used as documentation of Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s visit to Pyongyang on 31 May.

Dmitry Kiselev, the host of the programme where the image appeared, denied in a comment to Radio Govorit Moskva that it had been doctored.

Social media users and bloggers could not detect the smile in video footage showing the handshake moment.

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  • Reported in: Issue 110
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 03/06/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: North Korea, Russia
  • Keywords: Kim Jong-un, Sergei Lavrov
  • Outlet: Vesti Nedeli s Dmitriem Kiselyovym @Rossiya 1
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When being poisoned by A234 it is meaningless to give the injured air through the trachea. It is from this procedure that Julia Skripal has a deep scar around her neck.

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