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Korean Independence Fighter Yu Gwan-sun Appears on Russian Edition of Wikipedia

Korean Independence Fighter Yu Gwan-sun Appears on Russian Edition of Wikipedia

SEOUL, Mar. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Yu Gwan-sun, the South Korean independence fighter responsible for organizing the March 1 Independence Movement against Japanese colonial rule, was added to the Russian version of Wikipedia last Friday. The entry contained detailed information about the national hero, including her life as an independence activist, her trials, and her [...]

Korean Third Most Popular Foreign Language in Russia

Korean Third Most Popular Foreign Language in Russia

SEOUL, Dec. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Korean has become the third most popular foreign language in Russia following English and Chinese. Kazan Federal University’s Center of Korean Studies announced on Tuesday that it will host the first National Korean Olympiad. The center has been holding annual competitions on the Korean language for the past nine [...]

K-Beauty Turns to Africa, Latin America, Russia

K-Beauty Turns to Africa, Latin America, Russia

SEOUL, March 5 (Korea Bizwire) — “K-beauty” products are gaining a foothold in new markets outside of China and Southeast Asia. While shipments to China comprises around 40 percent of all South Korean cosmetics exports, the geopolitical standoff over U.S. missile defense installations last year has spurred on companies to establish a presence in Africa, [...]

S. Korea, Russia Agree to Step Up Energy Cooperation

S. Korea, Russia Agree to Step Up Energy Cooperation

SEOUL, Feb. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea and Russia have agreed to beef up cooperation in the energy sector on a wide range of areas, including natural gas, electricity and renewable energy development, the Seoul government said Wednesday. Pak Won-ju, South Korean deputy energy minister at the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, held [...]

PyeongChang Organizers ‘Respect’ IOC’s ban on Russia from 2018 Olympics

PyeongChang Organizers ‘Respect’ IOC’s ban on Russia from 2018 Olympics

SEOUL, Dec. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Organizers of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics said Wednesday they “respect” the decision by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to ban Russia from the competition over its state-sponsored doping. The IOC’s Executive Board announced in Lausanne, Switzerland, that it would suspend the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) with “immediate effect.” [...]