Moscow gallery provides glimpse into life in North Korea

Gallery in Moscow provides glimpse into life and propaganda in North Korea.

MOSCOW (REUTERS) - A gallery in the Russian capital opened an exhibition on Saturday (Jan 20) undertaking a daring task - lifting the curtain on the mysterious way of life in North Korea.

The new art space, called Ultra Modern Art Museum and founded in November 2017, had already gone viral with an exhibition of artworks dedicated to President Vladimir Putin.

It featured pieces such one of the Russian leader riding an armored bear.

This time the show centres around the artifacts produced in one of the most secretive nations - postal stamps, books, food products, toys and portraits of the three generations of North Korean leaders, as well as propaganda posters depicting the US military captured by Korean troops.

According to the organisers, all the objects were recently brought in from North Korea.

Embassy officials invited to the opening commented on the exposition, saying that it will show the world the truth about their country.

Curator Darya Dubenko said that the delegation offered the gallery several pictures but also requested to have several images of North Korean leaders removed from the display.