Albania Today was a political and informative review produced bi-monthly from the first issue that appeared in November/December at the end of 1971 until everything hit the fan in 1990.
For 20 years it was one way to keep up with the political developments within the country, including its relationship with The People’s Republic of China.
Although there is an emphasis on political statements and speeches there are also insights into the changes, developments and ideas existing within Albanian society during the 1970s and 1980s.
Thanks to the comrades of bannedthought for most of the scans on this page.
The full list of contents can be found here.
Important step for perfecting the state of the Dictatorship of the Proletariat – Hysni Kapo
The role of the socialist state in the communist training and education of the working people
Peasant art and artistic crafts in Albania
Report delivered to activists of the Party by Enver Hoxha
The principles of socialist realism in Albanian art
French Revisionists in open fight against Revolution and Communism
Decision of the CC of the PLA and the Council of Ministers of the PR of Albania on the reduction of high salaries, on some improvements in the pay system of working people and the further narrowing of differences between the country and the town
Almost exclusively devoted to the publication of Vols 20, 21 and 22 of Enver Hoxha’s Works (in Albanian). They cover the year 1961 – the year which saw the intensification of the ideological struggle with Soviet revisionism.
A great event for the further development of the revolution in Albania
The relations between the cadres and the mosses and the struggle against bureaucracy
The economic crisis and the sharpening of contradictions in the capitalist-revisionist world
The report ‘On the activity of the Central Committee of the Party of Labour’ submitted by Enver Hoxha
The report ‘On the directives of the 7th Congress of the Party of Labour of Albania for the 6th Five-year Plan for the development of the economy and culture of the People’s Republic of Albania for the years 1976-1980’ submitted by Mehmet Shehu
The Closing Speech of the Congress by comrade Enver Hoxha