July 28, Moscow (RSTV)
On July 15, on the occasion of the 70th Anniversary of the Victory in the Korean War, at the 2nd International Congress of Solidarity with the DPRK, the well-known video blogger and TV presenter Stanislav Vasilyev was presented with a badge depicting the Great Leader Comrade Kim Il Sung.
The ceremony was organized by Kim Song U, Adviser to the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the DPRK to the Russian Federation, Ju Kyong Su, First Secretary of the Embassy of the DPRK, and Alexander Mostov, Chairman of the Coordination Committee of the DPRK International Solidarity Group (DPRK ISG).
Then there was a solemn presentation of the badge. Comrade Vasilyev thanked the representatives of the DPRK Embassy and the leadership of our organization for their trust and noted the following:
Thanks a lot! It's really a great honor for me. Moreover, just two weeks ago, Alexander told me about this. I did not count on any awards, I just said what I consider necessary. And I ask you to forgive me in advance for the simplicity of my statements, because I am still a representative of the Russian proletariat.
The DPRK is a truly great country, which impresses me, first of all, because it is, first of all, economic proof of the viability of socialism, because it stood alone against the whole world. And in a sense, I can associate myself with her, being alone against the entire video blogging and journalistic community. The interest in the DPRK is huge and many thanks to Alexander for helping me make revealing historical videos. We are actively engaged in this, because the truth cannot be hidden.
Secondly, the fact that the DPRK is still being suppressed, propaganda films are being made about it, they can’t calm down in any way, this suggests that somehow this liberal dogma has outlived its usefulness. They have been fighting against the DPRK, the Soviet Union and the socialist idea for so many years, but now we are at a turning point. Migration problems, the contradictions of capitalism show that we are on a new stage in the development of mankind, and most of all, of course, I worry about Russia in this regard: what will it be like? Will it become a springboard for the construction of socialism or will it plunge into the "Western bestiary".
Now Russia is torn apart by contradictions from within. Someone wants to go to the West, someone wants to build inside the country. And I, of course, am on the side of the latter. And the only thing I can do is help them with information. And the DPRK, unlike Russia itself, has never abandoned it. We remember how Russia supported the sanctions against the DPRK, but the DPRK still supported Russia in difficult times. It is very important.
I hope that the contradictions within our own country will sooner or later end in Victory for the patriots, at least for the time being, and then we will build socialism!
At the end of the ceremony, Chairman A. Mostov signed a letter of thanks on behalf of the Congress.
The respected Comrade S. Vasiliev!
In recognition of your merits and selfless efforts to uphold the truth, for the protection of justice on an international scale and success in the fight against pro-US propaganda, we present you with a badge in the form of a red banner with the image of the Great Leader Comrade Kim Il Sung and the symbol of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK).
Presenting a badge with the image of a great leader is an important symbol that reflects our complete confidence in the sincerity of your thoughts and beliefs. On behalf of the DPRK ISG and myself, I express full confidence that you will honorably wear it on your chest.
We are deeply grateful for your continued assistance in spreading truthful information about the DPRK. Your participation in the activities of our Group is incredibly important and valuable, and we sincerely hope that with your help we will be able to turn the tide of the information war.
Chairman of the Coordination Committee of the DPRK ISG
Permanent Representative of the Group in the Spetial Military Operation in Ukraine