A rhino horn from Mu­gabe, a gold sword from Gaddafi.. and a Wi­gan War­riors shirt KIM’S KIT...

In­side Kim Jong-un’s mad mu­seum celebrating the glory of North Korea In­sid­ekim’sko­rea

Irish Sunday Mirror - - NEWS - In My­ohyangsan, North Korea

proof limou­sine from Soviet leader Stalin in 1950.

A crocodile-skin suit­case came from Cuba’s Fidel Cas­tro and a sil­ver tea set from Rus­sian Pres­i­dent Vladimir Putin in 2001.

Three lim­ited edition Spald­ing bas­ket­balls, a gift from for­mer NBA star Den­nis Rod­man, are be­hind a huge glass case. Rod­man has met bas­ket­ball-ob­sessed Kim at least three times since 2013.

On his sec­ond visit there the star gave Kim a signed jersey from the Har­lem Glo­be­trot­ters, who per­formed for him in North Korea in 2013.

One room fea­tures huge por­traits of Kim with world lead­ers – in­clud­ing a pow­er­ful image from his June

Mo­tor from Stalin Gift from Libya’s Col Gaddafi Pic­tures:

sum­mit in Sin­ga­pore with US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump. There are stuffed po­lar bears and tow­er­ing brown bears – gifts from firms in China and Rus­sia.

KALASH­NIKOVS

Guarded by hench­men with gleam­ing sil­ver Kalash­nikovs, the cen­tre opened on Au­gust 26, 1978, and con­sists of over 150 rooms cov­er­ing a huge area of 70,000 square me­tres.

Our guide is Han Jong-suk, a lady in her 60s with a sweet smile. She proudly tells how she de­voted her life Mu­gabe sent horn from Africa to car­ing for the ex­hi­bi­tion so that she could ed­u­cate the peo­ple of Kim’s “great stand­ing” in the world.

She beamed while re­veal­ing if you were to spend one minute look­ing at each arte­fact it would take more than six months to see ev­ery­thing. Speak­ing through a govern­ment min­der who tracked our ev­ery move in the coun­try, she said: “I have worked here for 40 years and it is my life’s work and hon­our.

“The ex­hi­bi­tion demon­strates for the world to see how re­spected our great lead­ers are and how supreme leader Kim Jong-un is ad­mired as the great­est leader in the world.”

As our tour con­tin­ues two life­size wax­work fig­ures of Kim Il-sung and Mir­ror ex­clu­sive from be­hind North Korea lines

Rugby shirt sent from UK Mir­ror’s My­ers opens 4-ton door Gifts to Jong-un are on dis­play

KIM IN­SIDE

TYRANT’S SWORD

LIMO

RHINO RELIC

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