A massive 525ft high mound is now substantially blocking the Bureya
River, threatening remote villages withflooding.
Kim stopped at Bureya
in Amur on the second day of his 3,700-kilometer train trip to Ulan-Ude and, after a welcoming ceremony by local dignitaries, briefly toured the Bureiskaya hydro-electric station, making the trip to the plant from the train station in a limousine brought from North Korea on his special train.
STATION/ MOSCOW: North Korea's reclusive leader Kim Jong Il received a red carpet welcome Sunday in Russia's Amur region where he toured a giant power station ahead of talks with President Dmitry Medvedev.
Earlier on Sunday his armoured train arrived at the small Bureya
station in the Amur region where smiling Russian women dressed in red national costumes offered the high-profile guest a loaf of bread and salt in accordance with Russian tradition.
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On July 9, 2003, Russia's newest hydro-electric power station, the Bureya
dam, located on the Amur River in the Far Eastern Amur Region was officially inaugurated.
Partizansk, Razdolnoe and Bureya
coal basins and Uglovoe brown coal Basin in the Russia Far East.
The first pictures from a remote location in the Khabarovsk region show how the 390-mile-long Bureya
River was partially dammed by a monumental rock fall.