A selection of photos over the last ten years.
Recently Reuters published a collection of photographs 2006-2015, which allow you to look at life in North Korea through the eyes of a soldier.
After the Korean war the country was divided into two parts — North and South. The Soviet Union influenced North Korea, and UN — in the South.
The Korean war began in 1950, when 75 thousand soldiers from the North crossed the border and invaded the South.
The authorities of the USSR put Kim Il-sung in charge of North Korea, which became known as the Democratic people’s Republic of China. His son, Kim Jong-Il, after his father’s death in 1994, took the reins into their own hands.
Today the North Korean army consists of more than 1.2 million soldiers.
Another 7.7 million military personnel are in stock.
Most North Koreans go to the army right after high school. Men serve ten years, women seven.
Those who go on to College after high school, serving five years.
And those who learn science, serve just three years. This decision in 2015 took Kim Jong-UN, to stimulate motivation to learn.
The armed forces is the largest employer in the country.
The military forces of North Korea are called the “Korean people’s army, or kPa.
In 2015, all women of North Korea are required by law to serve in the army.
In the air force of North Korea currently has more than 1,3 thousand. The newest of them was received in 1999.
It is believed that a North Korean Navy’s 260 landing craft are amphibious.
Now at the disposal of the country are more than 1 thousand missiles near, medium and long range.
Ordinary soldiers badly and poor diet due to lack of food, plus they are exhausted by the relentless training.