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With Limos & Private Train, Kim Jong Un Travels in Style; See Pics

World | News18 | April 26, 2019, 5:31 pm
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 It's a short hop from Pyongyang to Vladivostok by plane. There's even a semi-regular flight. But for his first summit meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has once again opted to go by train. (Image: AP)

It's a short hop from Pyongyang to Vladivostok by plane. There's even a semi-regular flight. But for his first summit meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has once again opted to go by train. (Image: AP)

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 And while they aren't quite as flashy as the 'Beast,' which President Donald Trump famously showed Kim when they met for the first time, he also had a couple of fancy black Mercedes pre-delivered and waiting for him when he got into town. (Image: AP)

And while they aren't quite as flashy as the 'Beast,' which President Donald Trump famously showed Kim when they met for the first time, he also had a couple of fancy black Mercedes pre-delivered and waiting for him when he got into town. (Image: AP)

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 According to the North's state media, Kim's private train left for Vladivostok at dawn

According to the North's state media, Kim's private train left for Vladivostok at dawn "amid the warm send-off by the leading officials of the party, government and armed organs and the people." (Image: AP)

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 A motorcade carrying North Korean leader Kim Jong Un travels along a street in Vladivostok, Russia. (Image: AP)

A motorcade carrying North Korean leader Kim Jong Un travels along a street in Vladivostok, Russia. (Image: AP)

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 Kim is reportedly travelling with a big entourage — possibly more than 200 people — and lots of supplies. (Image: AP)

Kim is reportedly travelling with a big entourage — possibly more than 200 people — and lots of supplies. (Image: AP)

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 Kim's train, unmistakable with its dark green paint job and yellow piping, is perfect for that. (Image: AP)

Kim's train, unmistakable with its dark green paint job and yellow piping, is perfect for that. (Image: AP)

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 Its cars are equipped with advanced communications and flat-screen TVs so he can give orders and receive news and briefings while on the way. (Image: AP)

Its cars are equipped with advanced communications and flat-screen TVs so he can give orders and receive news and briefings while on the way. (Image: AP)

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 It's also believed to be capable of meeting other special needs. (Image: AP)

It's also believed to be capable of meeting other special needs. (Image: AP)

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 A train carrying North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrives for an expected meeting with President Vladimir Putin in Vladivostok, Russia. (Image: AP)

A train carrying North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrives for an expected meeting with President Vladimir Putin in Vladivostok, Russia. (Image: AP)

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 North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un arrives for a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Vladivostok, Russia. (Image: AP)

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un arrives for a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Vladivostok, Russia. (Image: AP)

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 North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un arrives for a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Vladivostok, Russia. (Image: AP)

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un arrives for a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Vladivostok, Russia. (Image: AP)

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 North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's limousine arrives for a wreath-laying ceremony in Vladivostok, Russia. (Image: AP)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's limousine arrives for a wreath-laying ceremony in Vladivostok, Russia. (Image: AP)

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 North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's limousine is seen at a railway station in Vladivostok, Russia. (Image: AP)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's limousine is seen at a railway station in Vladivostok, Russia. (Image: AP)

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 A motorcade of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un parked at the main train station during a leaving ceremony in Vladivostok, Russia. (Image: AP)

A motorcade of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un parked at the main train station during a leaving ceremony in Vladivostok, Russia. (Image: AP)

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 North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un arrives for a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Vladivostok, Russia. (Image: AP)

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un arrives for a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Vladivostok, Russia. (Image: AP)

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 Russian honour guards officers carry a red carpet past the motorcade of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un parked at the main train station after a leaving ceremony in Vladivostok, Russia. (Image: AP)

Russian honour guards officers carry a red carpet past the motorcade of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un parked at the main train station after a leaving ceremony in Vladivostok, Russia. (Image: AP)

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 Russian honour guards pass North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's limousine during a wreath-laying ceremony in Vladivostok, Russia. (Image: AP)

Russian honour guards pass North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's limousine during a wreath-laying ceremony in Vladivostok, Russia. (Image: AP)

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 North Korea's security officers wait for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un near the train as he leaves Russia, at the main train station in Vladivostok, Russia. (Image: AP)

North Korea's security officers wait for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un near the train as he leaves Russia, at the main train station in Vladivostok, Russia. (Image: AP)

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 North Korean leader Kim Jong Un looks out from his train as he leaves Russia. (Image: AP)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un looks out from his train as he leaves Russia. (Image: AP)

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 A train of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrives in Vladivostok, Russia. (Image: AP)

A train of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrives in Vladivostok, Russia. (Image: AP)

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 North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's limousine drives at the railway station in Vladivostok, Russia. (Image: AP)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's limousine drives at the railway station in Vladivostok, Russia. (Image: AP)

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