When looking at a world map, it is easy to overlook that North Korea and Russia have a small -- roughly 11-mile long -- land border, shown on this map from the BBC (UK). The only transportation route in this border region is a single railway bridge over the Tumen River that separates the two countries. A surge of rail traffic across this bridge recently has suggested to observers that North Korea is sending munitions to Russia (and Russia is thought to be sending oil back across the bridge in return).
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