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As sanctions loom, Russia keeps North Korea at work

Vladivostok’s dreary Soviet-era prefab apartment blocks, muddy potholed streets and treacherous back alleys are hardly a dream destination for foreign labor. But here, on Russia’s frozen Pacific coast, thousands of North Korean workers are employed in the construction industry while others toil in local factories at low wages. Widely regarded as hard-working, diligent and willing […]

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