is is because North Korean leaders had fully supported the anti-Gorbavech coup; however, the present situation required them to deal with Kremlin’s pro-Western team, which was very hostile to the model of socialism in North Korea (Kim and Lee 141).
It is important to note that marginalization of the Korean issues by Russia is a common phenomenon. The marginalization was brought about by the announcement made by Pyongyang in 1993 (Kim and Lee 146). North Korea was made angry by Russia’s move to support America on the Korean nuclear issues (Kim and Lee 147). To end the Korean conflict, Russia proposed multilateral approaches, which were not, supported by many especially those in the Asia region. China and Russia have had good diplomatic relations, but they were unable to woo China to support multilateral dialogue on the Korean issues. China refused to support Russia’s idea because it has long been advocating for bilateral diplomacy between the two warring Korean peninsula nations (Kim and Lee 149). The road ahead for the relations between North Korea and Russia is improving it (Kim and Lee