By contrast, Putin will jet into Vladivostok on his way to a summit in a far more important eastern neighbor, China.
Thursday's summit will be the first between Putin and the North Korean leader.
Analysts say that by reaching out to Russia Kim could be looking to balance Beijing's influence, while Putin is keen to project Russian influence in another global flashpoint.
Kim and U.S. President Donald Trump have had two summits, but the latest, in Vietnam in February, collapsed because North Korea wanted more sanctions relief than Washington was willing to give for the amount of disarmament offered by Pyongyang.
Similar vehicle models were in North Korean leader's motorcade during his meeting with Donald Trump in Hanoi.
The Korean Central News Agency released a statement on Monday, confirming the meeting after it was announced last week by the Kremlin.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (R) meets with his Japanese counterpart Taro Kono in Moscow on January 14, 2019.
There are fears that a recent North Korean weapon test and a series of jibes at Washington over deadlocked nuclear negotiations mean that Pyongyang may again return to the nuclear and long-range missile tests that had many in Asia fearing war in 2017.
Trump failed to win concessions from Kim over scrapping nuclear weapons during this week's Hanoi summit.
Kremlin aide Yuri Ushakov told reporters that the leaders will discuss political and diplomatic efforts to settle the nuclear issue on the Korean peninsula.
Reports in Japan have suggested that North Korean officials have visited a number of sites ahead of his arrival, indicating that he will visit the city's Mariinsky Ballet theatre, the headquarters of the Russian Pacific Fleet and possibly the city's aquarium.
NK News, a group that follows North Korea, showed photos on its website on Monday of preparations at Vladivostok's Far Eastern Federal University, likely to host part of the summit, with workers putting up North Korean and Russian flags.
The trade volume between North Korea and Russian Federation stood at US$34 million in 2018, down 56.3 percent from the $77.9 million tallied the previous year amid worldwide sanctions imposed on the North over its nuclear and missile programs.