Russia and North Korea declare new alliance and 2015 as a 'year of friendship'As if America doesn’t have enough to be concerned with, now reports are indicating that North Korea and Russia have declared a “year of friendship” for 2015, according to state media reports from Kim Jong-un’s secretive communist state. But what does that even mean?  The leader was already due to visit Moscow in May as part of Second World War 70th-anniversary commemorations, in plans confirmed by the Kremlin. And after selecting Russia for his first official foreign visit since taking over the post from Kim Jong-il, the North Korean leader appears to have now earmarked the nation for a more lasting diplomatic collaboration. FULL REPORT