Missiles aside: Kim Jong-un smiles big as he inaugurates N. Korea’s luxury ski resort (VIDEO)
The North Korean leader has abandoned affairs of the state for at least a day, visiting the hot springs and spa complex in Yangdok County east of Pyongyang. State media have filmed him cutting the ribbon and then peacefully watching people swim in several modern-looking pools.
Smiling big and wide, he cheerfully greeted the chilling swimmers (although it remains unclear if the water was warm enough to chill out).
Giving out advice and assignments, Kim proceeded to a gallery overlooking a skiing route. He stopped short of testing the actual slopes, but a bunch of his military men were filmed putting their skis on.
However, Kim did try the chair lift – probably to catch some breath-taking mountain views.
Known for overseeing most of the high-profile missile tests, Kim is also no stranger to other manly things. He recently travelled the sacred Mount Paektu on the back of a white horse, flanked by dozens of high-ranking military and party officials, likewise horse-mounted, sending social media into overdrive – and a guessing game of what the ritual might actually foreshadow.Also on rt.com North Korea’s Kim rides white stud AGAIN & sends Twitter ‘experts’ into guessing frenzy (PHOTOS)
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