| Kim Il-Sung |
|Status||Eternal President of North Korea|
|Date(s)||15 April 1912- 8 July 1994|
|Location||Kamsusan Palace of the Sun|
North Korea’s founding president Kim il-Sung was embalmed in 1994 by the Russian embalming A-team and laid to rest, under the glare of spotlights, in Kumsusan Palace of the Sun. Formerly the official residence of North Korea’s head of state, the palace was transformed into a mausoleum in 1994, a renovation that is thought to have cost up to $900,000.