Google Earth fun: Kim Jong il and the Rev. Moon

I made some historical satellite discoveries recently:

1. The birthplace of the Rev. Sun Myung Moon, founder of the Unification Church

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Click here to see location in Wikimapia
Reference pictures: here and here 

2. The (probable) birthplace of Kim Jong-il in Russia*

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Click here to see location in Wikimapia
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* This is the location of the Soviet 88th Brigade camp, which housed of Chinese and Korean guerrillas. Kim Il-sung was stationed here as a battalion captain in the Soviet Red Army.  Locals claim Kim Jong-il was born here on February 16, 1941 (Although the DPRK government claim Kim Jong-il was born on Baekdu Mountain in Japanese occupied Korea a year later, on February 16, 1942). Residents of the town claim that his brother “Shura” Kim fell into a well and died, and was buried there; however other sources claim that Kim Jong-il’s sibling drowned in a pool in Pyongyang in 1947.

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