Will North Korea leader Kim Jong-un's Russia visit boost ties?

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has confirmed he will attend celebrations in Russia in May marking the Soviet victory over Germany in World War Two. The trip would be Kim's first foreign visit since taking power, succeeding his father Kim Jong-il, in 2011.

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has confirmed he will attend celebrations in Russia in May marking the Soviet victory over Germany in World War Two, South Korea's Yonhap news agency said on Wednesday, citing a Kremlin spokesman.