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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Soviet Award for Korea

MOSCOW -- A group of Russia's radical communists has decided to bestow one of the Soviet Union's highest awards on North Korea's Stalinist leader Kim Jong Il, Itar-Tass reported.

A coalition calling itself "the permanent presidium of the congress of people's deputies of the U.S.S.R.'' has announced the decision at a reception at the North Korean Embassy in Moscow, Itar-Tass said Monday.

The group did not say how it came to possess the Order of the October Revolution, but insisted it was a genuine one and had not belonged to anyone else, the report said.