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Vladimir Putin has invited Kim Jong Un to visit Russia

Hours before the FBI announced that North Korea was to blame for threats made by hackers against Sony Pictures, a Kremlin spokesman confirmed that Kim Jong Un had been invited to Moscow.

"Yes, such an invitation was sent," Dmitry Peskov elaborated to Russian news agency TASS on Friday morning.

Russian President Vladimir Putin invited Kim for a 2015 event celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Soviet Union's victory over Nazi Germany, Reuters notes.

The trip would be Kim's first foreign visit since he took power in 2011.