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North Korea’s ceremonial head of state, Kim Yong Nam will attend this weekend’s event in Moscow to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe, official media said Monday.

Russia had initially suggested that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would be part of its ceremony on Saturday marking victory over Nazi Germany. But the Kremlin last week said the leader, presumed to be 32 years old, would not come to Moscow due to North Korea’s “internal affairs.”

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