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A Visit to Kim Jong Il's Russian Birthplace

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A Visit to Kim Jong Il's Russian Birthplace

A Visit to Kim Jong Il's Russian Birthplace

A Visit to Kim Jong Il's Russian Birthplace

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The legend surrounding the birth of North Korea's Kim Jong Il is extraordinary. But outside North Korea, few take that legend seriously. NPR's Lawrence Sheets traveled to a humble Russian farming town to learn about the real birthplace of the North Korean leader.