Disruption of Albanian-Soviet Relations


  • Brisejda Lala


“Disruption of Albanian-Soviet Relations” aims at presenting a part of the history of Albanian people as well as the soviet influence in the internal and external policy of our country. The relations between these two countries, whose relations where extended up to 12 years, are characterized by the close unity in the first decade as well as the divergences of the last few years. Our country, Albania, and its internal and external policies were oriented towards the communist camp, and at that time “Stalinism” was the best example to be followed. The external policy of this place changed after the death of Stalin, this was reflected even in the policy which would have been followed by the state. Nikita Khrushchev, the Stalin’s successor, followed the steps towards the “destalinization” and the reduction of the tensions with the West Europe countries. These policies followed by Hrushov contradicted the interests of the Albanian leader, Enver Hoxha, who was obliged to renounce from lots of political posts in order to punish the cult of personality. In 1959 the communist leader, Khrushchev, visited Albania, but this visit flustered even more the issues between these two countries. In 1960 the relations between them were irreparable, and in 1961 they decided to disconnect their diplomatic relations. Lets highlight the reasons that pushed Enver Hoxha toward the great Russian country and the reasons of this immediate disconnection of these diplomatic relations. These will be my main issues that I will work on.

DOI: 10.5901/ajis.2014.v3n3p340


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Disruption of Albanian-Soviet Relations. (2014). Academic Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, 3(3), 340. https://www.richtmann.org/journal/index.php/ajis/article/view/3429