The path not taken.
- Oct 9, 2009
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Pandemic restrictions forced the officials to endure a 34-hour trip simply to cross the border
Eight Russian diplomats and family members, the youngest of them a three-year-old girl, have left North Korea on a hand-pushed rail trolley due to Pyongyang's coronavirus restrictions.
The diplomats had no choice as Pyongyang has banned trains from leaving as part of Covid measures.
Russian diplomats and families leave North Korea by hand-pushed rail trolley due to Covid-19 restrictions
Eight employees of Russia's Embassy in Pyongyang and their families spent more than 34 hours trying to leave North Korea this week, a grueling trip that ended with at least one diplomat pushing his luggage and young children on a railway trolley into Russian territory.