Kim Il

Kim Il

 

Born Mar. 20, 1910, in Hamgyong-Pukto province. Political figure and statesman of the Korean Democratic People’s Republic. Son of a peasant.

Kim Il was active in the anti-Japanese partisan struggle. After Korea’s liberation from Japanese colonial rule (1945), he engaged in party work for the Worker’s Party of Korea, serving as secretary of the party committee of Pyongan-Pukto province. Beginning in 1946, he held important positions in the army. From 1954 to 1959 he was deputy chairman, and from 1959 to 1972 first deputy chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Korean Democratic People’s Republic. In 1972 he became premier of the Administrative Council of the KDPR. He is a member of the Political Committee of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea, and secretary of the CC of the WPK.

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NORTH Korea has held a military parade in Kim Il Sung Square, just one day before South Korea hosts the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.
NORTH Korea has held a military parade and rally in Kim Il Sung Square, just one day before South Korea hosts the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.
ISLAMABAD -- Ambassador of Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Thae Sop Wednesday hosted a reception here at the embassy to mark Day of the Sun and birthday of great leader Kim Il Sung, first president of DPRK.
Author Kim Hakjoon presents students, academics, researchers, and general interest readers with an examination of the rise of the Kim Il Sung family dynasty and the politics of succession in contemporary North Korea.
The images of the couple attending a men's football match at Kim Il Sung Stadium in Pyongyang on April 13 were published in the North Korean state-run newspaper Rodong Sinmun.
The execution coincided with Kim Jong Un - the third Kim to rule North Korea - suddenly being portrayed in state media as the image of his father rather than his grandfather, Kim Il Sung, who is still revered as the founder of the nation.
Citing a South Korean government source, the Chosun Ilbo said one of the principles was amended in June to read, "We must honor the great leader comrade Kim Il Sung and general Kim Jong Il with all our loyalty," referring to current leader Kim Jong Un's deceased grandfather and father.
Citizens and military personnel lined up, laid flowers and floral baskets and bowed for a moment of silence before the bronze statues of state founder Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il on Mansu Hill in Pyongyang.
Kim, who has been seen but not publicly heard since taking over after Kim Jong Il's death in December, stepped to the podium to speak before tens of thousands of people gathered in Pyongyang's main square for meticulously choreographed festivities meant to glorify his grandfather, North Korea founder Kim Il Sung.
Kim Jong Un, head bowed and sombre in a dark overcoat, stood watching from a balcony at the Grand People's Study House overlooking Kim Il Sung Square, flanked by the top party and military officials and Kim Jong Il's younger sister.
The procession was expected to head to the city's main plaza, Kim Il Sung Square, where hundreds of thousands of North Koreans have been paying their respects over the past 10 days.
Vice Admiral Tian Zhong, commander of the Chinese navy's northern fleet, and North Korean Rear Admiral Kim Myong Sik exchanged greetings, laid flowers before a statue of North Korean founder Kim Il Sung and reviewed North Korean naval honor guards, according to APTN footage.