Defying De-Stalinization: Albania's 1956

  title={Defying De-Stalinization: Albania's 1956},
  author={Elidor Mëhilli},
  journal={Journal of Cold War Studies},
Drawing on recently declassified Albanian, Soviet, East German, and Western archival sources, as well as a rich historiography on Nikita Khrushchev's secret speech and the Hungarian revolution of 1956, this article investigates the little-known events of 1956 in Albania. Rejecting de-Stalinization, the Albanian Communist leader Enver Hoxha was able to vindicate his position against Yugoslavia's brand of socialism abroad, fortify his rule at home, and claim more aid from Moscow, Beijing, and the… Expand
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