Eric Talmadge
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North Korea rushes to finish lavish ski resort

MASIK PASS, North Korea — The secretary-general of North Korea’s ski association views the sprawling alpine landscape before him with unabashed pride. He points to a dip in the rugged, tree-covered mountains and says the sunrise there is a sight of unmatched beauty, worthy of the nation’s supreme leader, Kim Jong Un. This is the Masik Pass ski resort, North Korea’s latest megaproject, the product of 10 months of furious labor intended to show that this country is as civilized and culturally advanced as any other. The complex of ski runs, resort chalets and sleigh rides will formally open Thursday. …

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