‘New Albania’ was a political, social and cultural illustrated periodical appearing bi-monthly in Albanian, Chinese, Russian, French, English and Arabic. It started its publication in the early days of the Socialist Republic in 1947 and was published until everything fell apart in Albania in 1991.
Through the use of pictures, cartoons, stories and short pieces about the people and the lifestyle of ordinary Albanian workers the magazine sought to provide a view of the country that was otherwise never publicised in the rest of the world. This covered such aspects of Albanian society as Socialist industry, collectivised agriculture and education. Also it sought to give an introduction to the history of the country with articles on archaeology, linguistics, folklore and traditional dress and activities, literature, cinema and the history of art in the pre-Socialist era.
The magazine, which was lighter in its presentation, preceded the publication of ‘Albania Today’ (from the end of 1971), which was much more of a theoretical magazine that made a contribution to the various debates in the International Communist Movement.
At the moment we only have access to a limited number of issues and they will be posted as soon as possible. As with the request made on the ‘Albania Today’ page we would always welcome the loan of missing issues so that they, too, can be made available to a wider readership.
Capital investments in the years 1961-1970
Land and water
Monuments modeled in rock
Students in overalls
Our glass …
Prospectors for Black Gold
Fields with roofs
Horizons opened to our Power Industry
Bertolt Brecht on the stage of the Albanian Theatre
From the spark the flame was born
The light and food industry
Albanian Folk Costume
Our Agricultural Cooperatives at their present stage
A preview of the New Five-Year Plan
The wartime press
Greetings to you, Mirdita!
Rails penetrate mountains
Development of horticulture
In November 1941 (Party Foundation)
The Agricultural Cooperative ‘Partisan’ in 1971
A word from those born 30 years ago
Albania at International Fairs
Strides taken under Five-year Plans
A new stage – 6th Congress of PLA
One for all and all for one – housing in Tirana
Our younger generation