Kim Jong Il Lauded by Head of Russian Dance Company

Pyongyang, July 6 (KCNA) — General Secretary Kim Jong Il is well versed not only in politics and economy but in arts. Head and Manager of the State Academic Moiseyev Folk Dance Company of Russia Elena Scherbakova said this when interviewed by KCNA at the airport on July 5 before her departure at the end of its performance tour of the DPRK.

She said that it was a great honor and pleasure for her company to perform twice before Kim Jong Il this time.

Recalling that the company has visited the DPRK seven times, she said that Kim Jong Il kindly invited the company to visit the DPRK and made sure that the company gave performances in Hamhung, Wonsan and Pyongyang.

She went on:

We gave our premiere in Hamhung, an industrial city, on June 19, the significant 42nd anniversary of Kim Jong Il’s start of work at the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea.

Kim Jong Il spared time to watch the performance given by the company though he was on the way of inspecting the front and again found time to enjoy our performance given in Pyongyang.

He highly appreciated each number when watching the performance.

I once again keenly realized that he is a master of arts when hearing his precious teachings. Under his wise leadership the DPRK has made great achievements in the fields of culture and arts including movies, dramas and dances.

Our company will strive to develop the friendly relations between Russia and the DPRK in the future.

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