Albania Today – Political and Informative Review

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Albania Today – Political and Informative Review

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 the best 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, including art and culture.

Albania Today: Index 1971 – 1979, Index 1980 – 1984, Index 1985 – 1990

Albania Today: 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979 (missing), 1980 (missing), 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987 (missing), 1988, 1989, 1990.

The precursor to Albania Today was the Information Bulletin. We only have had access to a few of these and they are presented here.

As with any missing editions of Albania Today if anyone has access to any copies of the Information Bulletin which aren’t listed below and could sell or would be prepared to loan them so they could be scanned it would help us to make all this important material available to a wider readership.

Information Bulletin, 1969, No 1, Central Committee of the Party of Labor of Albania, Tirana, 1969, 91 pages. Includes articles on the publication of ‘The History of the Party of Labour of Albania’.

Information Bulletin, 1969, No 3, Central Committee of the Party of Labor of Albania, Tirana, 1969, 111 pages. Includes a major speech by Enver Hoxha on Education.

Information Bulletin, 1970, No 2, Central Committee of the Party of Labor of Albania, Tirana, 1970, 96 pages. Includes speeches, or excerpts of speeches, by Enver Hoxha and Ramiz Alia.

Information Bulletin, 1971, No 2, Central Committee of the Party of Labor of Albania, Tirana, 1970, 96 pages. Includes Draft Directives of the 6th Congress of the PLA for the 5th Five Year Plan of Economic and Cultural Development of the People’s Republic of Albania for the Period from 1971 to 1975.

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5 thoughts on “Albania Today – Political and Informative Review

  1. Hi, I am interesting in the magazine Albania Today November/December 1972. I was a pioneer at that time and 4 others and I, we were in the cover picture there standing by a canon to the old national museum. If you can find it I will greatly appreciate, and I will buy that.

    • Hello Merita, If I haven’t posted the early issues of Albania Today it’s because I, myself, still don’t have access to them. If what you want is the picture then I suggest you go to the National Library in Tirane when you next visit family members still in the country. They have all (almost) of the Albania Today editions in various languages. If you are careful I’m sure you would able to record your early life as a pioneer without any problems.

  2. I used to be subscribed to this magazine and it is fun to reread these issues once again. At that time, the magazine was about the only means for people outside Albania to get a glimpse into life there. How life and the world have changed.

    • Thanks for the info Thomas. I checked out the site and will be filling in the gaps that exist on my Albanian pages in the not too distant future.

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