Kim Il Sung Awarded Order "Gold Star of Protector of Arts"
Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)
Pyongyang, April 13 (KCNA) -- President Kim Il Sung was awarded order "Gold Star of Protector of Arts", the highest commendation of the Russian International Charity Fund "Protectors of Arts for the Century." A ceremony of conveying the order took place at the Mansudae Assembly Hall today. Present there were Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK, Kim Jin Song, minister of Culture, Mun Jae Chol, acting chairman of the Korean Committee for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries, Kung Sok Ung, vice-minister of Foreign Affairs, and others.
On hand were members of the visiting delegation of the fund headed by its President Oleg Oleinik and Andrei Karlov, Russian ambassador to the DPRK. Yuri Kovelenov, chairman of the Experts Council of the fund, in his speech said that the world people respect Kim Il Sung as the most prominent statesman as he made a great contribution to the accomplishment of progressive mankind's cause of independence.
Speaking next, its President Oleg Oleinik said that they had the honor of conveying the jeweled order "Gold Star of Protector of Arts" conferred upon Kim Il Sung, the great leader and eternal President of the DPRK, on behalf of the Steering Council of the fund, adding that this is in high recognition of the undying exploits performed by Kim Il Sung. The order and its certificate, "Gold Knife of Protector of Arts" and "Good-Natured Angel", a statuette symbolic of protectors of arts of the century were conveyed to Kim Yong Nam at the ceremony.
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