Communist Relations in Crisis: The End of Soviet-Albanian Relations, and the Sino-Soviet Split, 1960–1961

  title={Communist Relations in Crisis: The End of Soviet-Albanian Relations, and the Sino-Soviet Split, 1960–1961},
  author={Ylber Marku},
  journal={The International History Review},
  pages={813 - 832}
  • Ylber Marku
  • Published 2019
  • Political Science
  • The International History Review
Abstract When in 1960 the Sino-Soviet split created a schism within the international Communist movement, Albania supported China, becoming Beijing’s only European ally. The reforms of the Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev, promoted in the aftermath of the Twentieth Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in 1956, had undermined the Stalinist regime of the Albanian leader Enver Hoxha. Hoxha perceived the destalinization process, Moscow’s rapprochement with Yugoslavia, and Khrushchev’s… Expand
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