FILE PHOTO - The body of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il lies in state at the Kumsusan Memorial Palace in Pyongyang in this picture released by the North's official KCNA news agency early December 21, 2011. Twitter Users Were Happy To Reply. All three leaders were originally preserved by a team of specialists from the so-called “Lenin Lab” in Moscow, which first embalmed and displayed Vladimir Lenin’s body in 1924. A source with committee, however confirmed the monument is closed every year for two months and that Russian technicians help with annual maintenance of the body. Although you may see Russian women kissing each others’ cheeks and Russian men embracing each other, and a combination of both, with people you don’t know, it’s always best and most appropriate to stick with a handshake. “The mirroring between them is quite strong.”. “The original embalming and the regular re-embalmings have always been conducted by the scientists of the Moscow lab,” said Alexei Yurchak, a professor of anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley, who is writing a book about the embalmed communist leaders. The website for the committee that manages Ho’s mausoleum says Russia started charging for the chemicals after the Soviet Union collapsed, prompting Hanoi to ask that the supplies be produced in Vietnam. KCNA via REUTERS/File Photo, North Korea bans smoking in public spaces, N. Korean who crossed DMZ wants to defect: S. 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Among those customers was North Korea, where Russian specialists embalmed both Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il at a laboratory built into the mausoleum in Pyongyang. The language is classified in the Koreanic language family and linguists regard Korean as a language isolate, although it has several extinct relatives, which makes learning Korean a difficult task for non-Koreans. Previously in Singapore, Kim was far more hesitant. Informations sur votre appareil et sur votre connexion Internet, y compris votre adresse IP, Navigation et recherche lors de l’utilisation des sites Web et applications Verizon Media. SEOUL (Reuters) - Perhaps none of the communist legacies shared by Vietnam and North Korea highlighted during Kim Jong Un’s “goodwill visit” to Hanoi is stranger than the embalmed leaders on display in their capital cities, and the secretive team of Russian technicians that keeps the aging bodies looking ageless. Pease said “mirroring” was how people who want to show that they have a rapport imitate each other’s body language to put the other at ease. “In North Korea the two Kims’ bodies stand for a self-sufficient country organized around one leader and existing in the face of the ‘imperialist surroundings.’”, (Reporting by Josh Smith. Giuliani Asks If People Think He's Stupid. Additional reporting by Tom Balmforth in MOSCOW and Khanh Vu in HANOI. In images beamed across the globe from the Vietnamese capital, Trump walked towards Kim, palm upturned, against a backdrop of intertwined flags, before the two leaders clasped and turned in sync to face the cameras. The proposal that Korea is part of the controversial Altaic family of languages is refuted in academic research. ; Editing by Lincoln Feast), FILE PHOTO - The body of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il lies in state at the Kumsusan Memorial Palace in Pyongyang in this picture released by the North's official KCNA news agency early December 21, 2011. In Pyongyang, Kim Jong Un’s grandfather and father are on similar display in the loftily named Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, a monument to the cult of personality that surrounds North Korea’s ruling family. “Every one-and-a-half to two-years, these bodies are re-embalmed by the Moscow scientists,” Yurchak said, citing interviews he conducted with lab scientists and his own field research. Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles. Kim looked far more confident compared to their Singapore meeting, while Trump welcomed Kim with his palm facing up - a sign, said body language expert Karen Leong, of a more open, conciliatory approach from the brash businessman. Kim Hyung-hee, director of the Korea Body Language Lab, said Trump seemed “to be taking a bit of extra care” in shaking Kim’s hand compared to other leaders. Inside the dark interior of the mausoleum, the embalmed corpse of Vietnam’s founding father lies displayed in a glass coffin for a steady stream of tourists who silently shuffle by. Some experts say China, which relied on its own scientists to embalmed Mao Zedong because of tension between Beijing and Moscow at the time, may have taught or helped North Korea. Visitors to Pyongyang’s Kumsusan Palace pass displays that include Kim Jong Il’s personal yacht and an Apple computer the dictator had once owned, before being required to bow three times to the bodies. It's not clear how much impoverished North Korea spends on maintaining the Kims' bodies. The North Korean delegation at the United Nations did not respond to a request for comment. When the Soviet Union collapsed in the 1990s, the government lab faced a funding crisis, leading it to rely more heavily on offering services to foreign clients, Yurchak said. Korean is the official language of South Korea and North Korea. “Kim was walking towards Trump far more briskly with his hand extended. FILE PHOTO - The body of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il lies in state at the Kumsusan Memorial Palace in Pyongyang. THE historic meeting between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in was a highly staged affair. Since Singapore, Trump has declared he and Kim “fell in love” after exchanging letters, a far cry from when Trump in late 2017 called Kim “Little Rocket Man” and a “sick puppy” and Kim said Trump was a “dotard” - meaning a senile old person. The Soviet Union may have collapsed, and socialism in both Vietnam and North Korea has taken on forms barely recognizable to the ideology’s first thinkers, but that same lab still performs annual maintenance on Ho, and according to at least one researcher, still helps North Korea keep the Kims looking fresh. The two leaders will hold a series of meetings on Thursday and try to make progress on a vague deal struck in Singapore to work towards the complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula that has produced few concrete results. In North Korea, the regulatory body is the Language Institute of the Academy of Social Sciences (사회과학원 어학연구소; 社會科學院語學研究所, Sahoe Gwahagweon Eohag Yeonguso). By Josh Smith, Reuters • March 5, 2019. Vietnam has also sent technicians to study in Russia and can now handle the operations of the mausoleum by itself, the website says. Yahoo fait partie de Verizon Media. Kim’s fingers were clenched in his lap, a position that shows frustration and self-control. Modern Korean has its roots in the … With North Vietnam under regular attack by American warplanes at the time of Ho’s death in 1969, the Soviet Union airlifted chemicals and equipment to a cave outside Hanoi, which the Soviet experts turned into a sterile lab, Yurchak said. Pease noted Trump – sitting in his traditional, dominant position with hands forward making a steeple shape – furrowed his brow. Kim Hyung-hee, director of the Korea Body Language Lab, said Trump seemed “to be taking a bit of extra care” in shaking Kim’s hand compared to other leaders. Découvrez comment nous utilisons vos informations dans notre Politique relative à la vie privée et notre Politique relative aux cookies. When Moscow released preservation costs for the first time in 2016, it reported spending nearly $200,000 that year to maintain Lenin. “They were performing.”, Reporting by John Geddie, Miral Fahmy, Karishma Singh and Kevin Krolicki in SINGAPORE and Joyce Lee in SEOUL; Editing by Nick Macfie. There were signs of tension, however, when the two men sat down. “Today this original meaning of these bodies has changed – in Vietnam the body of Ho today stands for anti-colonial struggles for independence and even for new nationalism, much more than for communism,” Yurchak said. Experts said the exchange contrasted with the pair’s historic first meeting in Singapore eight months ago when they sought to project a sense of command with “alpha male” handshakes. Vous pouvez modifier vos choix à tout moment dans vos paramètres de vie privée. Originally the embalming was seen as a way of joining the various countries to international communism, as embodied in Lenin. By Josh Smith, Reuters • March 5, 2019. Kim laid a wreath outside Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum in the Vietnamese capital on Saturday, after the conclusion of his shortened summit with U.S. President Donald Trump. 1 / 2. Unlike earlier preservation processes such as mummification, the permanent embalming pioneered by Soviet scientists kept the bodies flexible, with unblemished skin and a lifelike, if rather waxy, pallor. "While it is obvious the methodology was derived from Russia, it will be a closely kept secret," he said. But as Vietnam and North Korea developed in their different political ways, so has the meaning attached to preserving the leaders’ bodies. “They are both making an effort to show their relationship has improved since the last time,” said Allan Pease, an Australian body language expert and author of several books on the topic. There is much more sense of familiarity.”. “They both smiled only when they were expected to, and how they practised it,” he added. Black men drifted from Democrats toward Trump in record numbers, polls show, The Richest NASCAR Driver In Racing History, Trump campaign files lawsuit to stop ballot count in Michigan, Grand Debut: Building a Thriving Social Entrepreneurial Ecosystem. Researcher Tom Fowdy, who founded a group promoting tourism and cultural engagements in North Korea, said he has seen the Kumsusan Palace closed for unexplained "renovations", but maintenance of the bodies is a mystery. The Korean language has an estimated 80 million speakers across the world. Trump, 72, is more than twice the age of Kim, 35. Body language: The Russian science keeping North Korea's dead leaders looking fresh. 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