The North Korean dictator traveled to Russia on his decorated, heavily armored, and slow-moving private train. As soon as the dictator left for Russia, the photo of his armored train came into discussion. Let us know about the specialty of this train.
Kim Jong Un, the dictator of North Korea, arrived in Russia in his armored train. This is Kim Jong’s first foreign trip after Corona. Meanwhile, US officials said Jong Un would talk to Russian President Vladimir Putin about arms supplies and military cooperation in the Ukraine war.
As soon as the dictator left for Russia, the photo of his armored train came into discussion. The North Korean leader actually rode on a lavishly decorated, heavily armored, and slowly moving private train. Along with other diplomats and military leaders, he was joined at this time by other key authorities.
What is special about the train
Kim, along with other North Korean leaders, spent 20 hours traveling 1,180 km (733 miles) on the slow-moving green and yellow train, according to media reports. This special train of Kim Jong Un is so heavy that it cannot run more than 59 km/hour. This is compared with London’s high-speed rail and Japan’s Shinkansen bullet trains, which run at speeds of about 200 km/h and 320 km/h respectively.
In such circumstances, the question of why North Korean leader Kim prefers to go by train rather by airplane emerges.
In fact, it’s claimed that both Kim Jong Il, the father of Kim Jong Un, and Kim Il Sung, the grandfather of Kim Jong Un, feared flying. He saw an explosion in his jet while flying, which made him more terrified. Kim Il Sung traveled to the Soviet Union in 1986 as a result of this incident. It had been more than three decades since a North Korean leader had traveled abroad in public by airplane.
Kim reportedly avoids flying because of his fear, which accounts for most of his train travel. Stalin gave this train to Kim Il Sung’s grandfather in 1949. This train has numerous carriages and is connected to others. Every time Kim travels to China or North Korea, this train carries his complete entourage.
According to the report, Kim Jong Un used to travel by air when he was studying in school in Switzerland. However, since assuming office in 2011, he has opted for occasional air travel. In 2018, he traveled by air to meet the then-US President Donald Trump in Singapore. Many people believe that they travel by train because they want to maintain their family traditions.
There are so many coaches on the train
There are 90 coaches on this train. At the same time, black windows have been installed so that the people traveling in it cannot be identified. All the coaches of the train are bulletproof, due to which this train becomes very heavy. It also has a restaurant, which serves expensive French wines. Not only this, passengers can enjoy live lobster and pork barbecue.
Not one but three trains run together
Photos released by state media showed a military honor guard and a crowd of people in dark suits waving flowers and flags as he boarded the dark green train. This train is armored. Kim’s train is believed to be equipped with a press conference hall made of dark wood as well as several bedrooms, satellite phones, and flat-screen TVs. Jong Un’s train also has 21 bulletproof carriages with luxurious leather sofas and conference rooms.
Media reports have claimed that apart from their train, two more trains run simultaneously. One of the trains that runs ahead ensures that the railway tracks are safe and the train at the rear carries bodyguards and support personnel.