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Fri Feb 26, 2021, 01:14 PM

Russian diplomats leave North Korea on hand-powered rail trolley

In normal times, most diplomats can expect to end a foreign posting with an official – if not always fond – farewell from their hosts and a comfortable journey back to their native country.

But for one group of Russian envoys and their families, the coronavirus pandemic meant there was only one way home – under their own steam on a hand-pushed rail trolley.

A video clip shows some members of the group smiling and shouting for the camera as they push the trolley over the a bridge spanning the Tumen river, which divides North Korea and Russia.
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The ministry name-checked the embassy’s third secretary, Vladislav Sorokin, as the trolley’s “engine” after he pushed it for more than a kilometre.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/feb/26/russian-diplomats-leave-north-korea-on-hand-powered-rail-trolley

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Fri Feb 26, 2021, 01:26 PM

1. Let's hope they didn't run into "trouble....."




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Fri Feb 26, 2021, 02:26 PM

2. North Korean Amtrak?

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Fri Feb 26, 2021, 03:03 PM

3. There has to be

A Roadrunner and Coyote 'toon in there somewhere.

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Fri Feb 26, 2021, 05:41 PM

4. O brother where art thou - Prophecy Scene

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