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Kim Jong-un appears in public for first time in month wearing ‘Nazi coat’

18:45, 16 November 2021
Kim Jong-un appears in public for first time in month wearing ‘Nazi coat’ Photo: kcnawatch. co/Global Look Press

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un made his first public appearance in over a month, the Central Telegraph Agency of Korea reported.


The head of state went to the largest construction of a new North Korean city in Samjien in the northwestern part of the country to "personally get acquainted with the construction progress." The Korean leader was last seen a month ago speaking at a defense exhibition in Pyongyang.

The distinguishing feature of Kim Jong-un outfit was his leather black wide-lapelled coat which remains the clothes of Nazi high-level officials during World War II.

Adolf Hitler, the imperial minister of public education and propaganda of Germany Joseph Goebbels and Reichsführer SS Heinrich Himmler preferred to wear this type of coat.

In early September, Kim Jong-un appeared at the military parade marking the 73rd anniversary of the founding of the DPRK.

The social media users noticed that the North Korean leader had lost weight pointing out concerns about his health. In addition, Western media noticed that the politician changed a suit in the style of the creator of the PRC, Mao Zedong, for a light suit in European style with a tie.

Earlier, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that North Korea will lack around 860,000 tons of food this year, adding that nearly 40% of the country’s citizens are undernourished.

Officials in Korea try to brush off the discontent of the citizens by mentioning the situation with the pandemic in other countries, presenting food shortages as a necessary price for the absence of COVID-19.