With borders shut tight because of the coronavirus pandemic, the diplomats from the Russian mission in Pyongyang needed to saddle a handcar and push all of it by themselves to make it home from North Korea.
The DPRK has at all times been a closed state, however getting out and in of it turned even tougher after the coronavirus hit. Eight diplomats and their relations, who returned to Russia from the nation on Thursday, swapped a number of technique of transportation throughout their prolonged journey.
Its most essential leg ran throughout a railroad bridge over the Tumen River on the border between North Korea and Russia. In order to make it to the opposite aspect, “one must build a car beforehand; put it on the rails; get the luggage on it… and off you go,” Russia’s Foreign Ministry stated because it printed images and movies from an unconventional crossing on Telegram.
There was nobody to help the embassy workers, so that they have been pressured to push the handcar themselves for greater than a kilometer. They succeeded regardless of having just one grown male amongst them and – judging by the clips – had loads of enjoyable.
While on the Russian territory, the group was met by their Foreign Ministry colleagues, who supplied them with a bus to get to the airport within the Far Eastern metropolis of Vladivostok.
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