New Albania

With Spring - Nexhat Hajellari

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New Albania

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.

1969

New Albania – No 6

  • JV Stalin – Lenin’s faithful disciple and comrade in arms
  • The revolutionary spirit in Albanian painting and sculpture by A Kuqali
  • A chapter from ‘The Castle’ by Ismail Kadare
  • Andrea Aleksi – a distinguished sculpture of the XV century  

1970

New Albania – No 1

  • ‘Ideas engraved on stone’ – the story of sculpture in Socialist Albania
  • Our folk dances
  • Attempt upon the king’s life
  • Our Encyclopedia – answers to questions about Albania

New Albania – No 2

  • The school which gives eyesight to the blind
  • A happy old age
  • We, the youth of the plant
  • Cadres who are engaged in production work

New Albania – No 3

  • The most ‘privileged’ – young children in Socialist Albania
  • The patient and the scalpel – medicine in Socialist Albania
  • Past Values Preservation Institute – restoration of religious buildings

New Albania – No 4

  • What do we vote for?
  • Together with the geologists
  • The Green Laboratories
  • Youth taking part in mass undertakings
  • A nation rising in arms

New Albania – No 5

  • Electrification of Albania
  • The way of copper
  • ‘The Golden Necklace’ is brought to Tirana
  • Our Riviera
  • A children’s hospital

New Albania – No 6

  • Nuclear Energy in the service of mankind
  • Albania in International Fairs and Exhibitions
  • Saplings of music
  • Illyrians and Albanians
  • The Mosaics of Lini

1971

New Albania – No 1

  • Capital investments in the years 1961-1970
  • Land and water
  • Monuments modeled in rock
  • Students in overalls
  • Our glass …

New Albania – No 2

  • Prospectors for Black Gold
  • Divjaka renewed
  • Fields with roofs
  • Horizons opened to our Power Industry
  • Bertolt Brecht on the stage of the Albanian Theatre

New Albania – No 3

  • From the spark the flame was born
  • The light and food industry
  • Compulsory education
  • Albanian Folk Costume
  • Our Agricultural Cooperatives at their present stage

New Albania – No 4

  • A preview of the New Five-Year Plan
  • The wartime press
  • Greetings to you, Mirdita!
  • Rails penetrate mountains
  • Development of horticulture

New Albania – No 5

  • In November 1941 (Party Foundation)
  • The Agricultural Cooperative ‘Partisan’ in 1971
  • A word from those born 30 years ago
  • Albania at International Fairs
  • Folk instruments of our people

New Albania – No 6

1972

New Albania – No 1

  • For protecting and strengthening the health of the people
  • Albanian painting of the 19th century
  • Commemorative remembrance of Fan S Noli
  • Underground waters

New Albania – No 2

  • The Cooperative members discuss their problems
  • The Southern Illyrians and the origin of the Albanians in the light of a new scientific synthesis
  • Jan Myrdal on Albania
  • The making of an artist – Abdurrahim Buza
  • The trade union organization at the oil refinery
  • The young pioneers at their palace

New Albania – No 3

  • The Congress of the class in power
  • Anti-epidemic barriers
  • Our folklore during the period of the war for national liberation and that of socialist construction
  • Good care is being taken of our monuments of culture
  • In sculptor Janaq Paço’s studio

New Albania – No 4

  • On the founding of the Academy of Sciences in the People’s Republic of Albania.
  • Higher education reaches new records
  • Agricultural cooperative members receive pensions
  • The birthplace of the National Liberation Front
  • Our painters – to be touring the country

1974

New Albania – No 2

  • The iron generation
  • Industrialized Albania
  • The counter-offensive of the Albanian National Liberation Army in February and March 1944
  • The congress which solved the problem of political power
  • Guaranteeing the right to work

1975

New Albania – No 4

  • People and light
  • Fields of prosperity
  • A beautiful tradition of the younger generation
  • Physical-military tempering
  • Seven questions on the medical service
  • The occupiers were thrown back into the sea

New Albania – No 5

  • Comrade Enver Hoxha among the workers of Korça and Pogradec
  • The first revolution in the social-economic relations of the countryside
  • Six questions on education in Albania
  • At the construction sites of the five- year plan
  • Those who feel no old age
  • The medical service in a remote mountainous area

New Albania – No 6

  • November 29th – the day crowning the great victory
  • On drawing up the New Constitution of the People’s Republic of Albania
  • The day of independence
  • What do you know about the Albanian countryside?
  • What is indirect income?
  • The Lura Lakes
  • Malai – short story

1976

New Albania – No 1

New Albania – No 2

  • Comrade Enver Hoxha among the workers of Vlora
  • On the lowering of higher wages
  • On the further narrowing of the fundamental distinctions between town and countryside
  • Participation in production and in political-social life – the way to the emancipation of women
  • The village doctor
  • Albanian school – past and present
  • An entirely new town – Kukes

New Albania – No 3

  • May Day – 1976
  • They live in the hearts and work of the people
  • Comrade Enver Hoxha receives a group of workers and specialists of the metallurgical complex
  • In the days of the National Liberation War
  • Shkodra – past and present
  • Cooperative members as amateur artists

New Albania – No 4

  • The way to prosperity
  • Promoter of the Revolution and Socialist Construction
  • Mass actions of our youth
  • For self and for society
  • The upper agricultural institute
  • The hero of the new Albanian literature
  • What does this monument stand for? – Mushqeta

New Albania – No 5

New Albania – No 6

1977

New Albania – No 1

  • The Fifth Session of the People’s Assembly
  • The rapid development of Albanian science
  • Vanguard medical service aiming mainly at preventing disease
  • Public health and preventive medicine in the People’s Republic of Albania
  • Geologists without diplomas
  • Among our future artists

New Albania – No 2

  • Gjirokastra
  • Mathematics to the aid of medicine
  • Study of the methods of popular medicine
  • The 90th Anniversary of the first Albanian school
  • The opinion of the masses in the activity of our courts of justice
  • Sport among women

New Albania – No 3

New Albania – No 4

New Albania – No 5

  • The younger generation of Socialist Albania
  • Seven questions about education
  • Great achievements and projects in hydro-electric power
  • One day at the kindergarten
  • Health and Environment
  • The workshop in the field
  • Legends about musical instruments

New Albania – No 6

1978

New Albania – No 1

  • Comrade Enver Hoxha amidst pioneers
  • 30th anniversary of the magazine, ‘New Albania’
  • Fierza, 1978
  • The Albanian League founded in Prizren
  • The Socialist countryside in the works of our painters and sculptors
  • Afforestation of hills and mountains
  • Preservation and restoration of the monuments of culture
  • ‘Profarma’ – trade mark of Albanian medicines

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Albania Today 1990

The Albanians Mosaic - National History Museum, Tirana

The Albanians Mosaic – National History Museum, Tirana

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Albania Today 1990

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.

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 was the last year that the magazine was published. Matters were chaotic during the year and distribution wasn’t guaranteed. Some of the articles also demonstrate the manner in which the Party sought to deal with the increasingly unstable situation that was developing throughout Eastern Europe. All those efforts came to nothing. To the best of my knowledge issue No 5 (114) was the last ever published.

Albania Today No 3 (112) 1990

Albania Today No 3 (112) 1990

 

 

Contents include:

To enhance the role of the Democratic Front in the process of the further democratisation of the life of the country – Nexhmije Hoxha

Our time and our literature – Ismail Kadare

 

 

Albania Today No 4 (113) 1990

Albania Today No 4 (113) 1990

 

Contents include:

Albania has considered children the most privileged part of the population for whom society and the family do a great deal – Ramiz Alia

On the new economic mechanism

Major victory in the field of the people’s education

 

Albania Today No 5 (114) 1990

Albania Today No 5 (114) 1990

 

 

Contents include:

The strengthening of the people’s state power and the improvement of the political system reinforce democratic developments

Fertile fields in the place of former marshlands

The education reform in Albania is connected with the new requirements of the time

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Albania Today 1989

'Partisan victor' - Andrea Lakuriqi

‘Partisan victor’ – Andrea Lakuriqi

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Albania Today 1989

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.

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, 1990.

Albania Today No 1 (104) 1989

Albania Today No 1 (104) 1989

 

Contents include:

Preservation and enrichment of progressive cultural traditions

The struggle against contagious diseases in Albania and its achievements

Frontal attack on Marxism, revolution and socialism

 

 

Albania Today No 2 (105) 1989

Albania Today No 2 (105) 1989

 

 

Contents include:

Perfection of the forms of remuneration in agriculture

Correct assessment of the heritage of world progressive culture

Development of Socialist Democracy and the enhancement of the role of the masses

 

Albania Today No 3 (106) 1989

Albania Today No 3 (106) 1989

 

Contents include:

The Democratic Front – a great political force for the progress of the Socialist Homeland

The personality of the individual in our society

Good neighbourliness – a constant orientation of relations in the Balkans

 

Albania Today No 4 (107) 1989

Albania Today No 4 (107) 1989

 

 

Contents include:

The Albanian industry is developed on the basis of local primary materials

Increase or irrigation capacity and land fertility

Archaeology and the genesis of the Albanians

 

Albania Today No 5 (108) 1989

Albania Today No 5 (108) 1989

 

 

Contents include:

Great celebration at heroic Peza

The service of scientific and technical information in our country

A mirror of social emancipation

The apologia of violence in Kosova

 

Albania Today No 6 (109) 1989

Albania Today No 6 (109) 1989

 

 

Contents include:

Side by side with the Party, in the vanguard of the socialist construction – Ramiz Alia

Problems of the economic theory and practice at the present stage of the development of our country

Triumph of the correctness of the line of the Party on the countryside

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